Paper Size – 10×10 inches (25,5cm by 25,5cm)
Mediums – Prismacolor watercolour penicl crayons and Verithin coloured pencils and Faber Castell Pitt Artist Oens on Arches rough textured watercolour paper
I really enjoyed creating this fascinating piece. The sky took a copious amount of time as it’s pencil crayon only which is much more time consuming to render with than watercolour at times. I spent most evenings over the last week or two working on the sky alone to give it that soft and serene effect. Above is what it looked like before any pencil crayon had been added to the sky.
And late last week I also took a trip to the local art store and purchased some smooth hot press Arches watercolour paper to test out on next. I’ve been working with cold press and cold press rough and need a change of pace eh! Continue reading
I love the feel of fine wood and turning an ordinary box into a beautiful piece of home decor that both function as decoration and have use in storing precious personal items.
If you live in Canada or have access to Canadian magazines go and pick up the December issue of Style at Home magazine and flip to page 59. My art is featured within the Shopping Etc section under the Sites We Love Column.
Best of All, Style at Home tried Etsy’s shop local feature and found my shop along with AlbertaCountryPrim’s Etsy shop which is located here.
What they say,
The premise of Etsy is simple; items are mostly handmade, and the shopping experience is like Ebay minus the bidding aspect. Artisans craft everything from paintings to ceramics to ornaments, and sell them on this site, handling the shipping themselves…”
They placed an image of the Sassy Sea Urchin within the article writing,
…entrancing sea- and floral-inspired art prints (left), from $5, by JessicaDoyle in New Brunswick, and AlbertaCountryPrimitives’ old-fashioned painted signs, from $18 each.
Back in September writer, Helen Racanelli contacted me, and at first I thought “this isn’t real”. After some research and writing back and forth a few times I realized pretty fast that it was indeed real.
Thank you Helen. I am humbled to be mentioned in such a beautiful magazine.