Drawing August: Especially Espresso

It’s Drawing August time! An online event to celebrate and encourage drawing. Simply post a drawing every day throughout the month using the hashtag #DrawingAugust.

Especially Espresso

This is my first for this year, a mixed media drawing of my gladioli ‘Espresso’ which I made with a combination of watercolour and charcoal.

Black, pink and yellow

Hello! Experimenting with larger sizes and combined materials – This piece was made using a combination of acrylic paint, scraped with card, brush and ink and the colour is a water-soluble pastel. What I love about this medium, is that when the pastel is very wet, it becomes like a paint, giving a great texture.  Have a good Monday! 🙂

cycling art, Black, pink, yellow

Black, pink, yellow – Mixed media – 40cm x 28cm (16 x 11in)




Hello! Progressing quietly through January with time to experiment -it’s nice to return to a medium or technique not used for a while. This time, I rediscovered acrylic paint and palette knives, thinking about landscape. It’s been so dark and grey here lately, that I felt the need for colour too – variations on the primaries, red, yellow and blue. Have a great weekend – Here are my paintings:


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