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The Pumpkin – Painting Exercise #20

I finally finished Block 1 of Evolve Artist! 😀 Considering I started this course last summer, this has taken longer than I’d like, but it feels good to get to this point. This pumpkin is […]

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Blue, White and Yellow Abstract Geometric Pattern

Here’s another design from my recent set of geometric patterns. I think this is probably my favourite of all of them! It has a curved hexagonal motif in yellow, white and shades of blue. You […]

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Two Cats – Painting Exercise #19

I just finished another Evolve painting, and I found this one quite difficult! I had trouble identifying the shadow types in some places, and was second guessing my value choice for the background. So I […]

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Teal Green and White Geometric Swirl Pattern

This is a fun abstract geometric pattern in teal green and white, with a simple swirling motif and retro feel. You can buy this geometric pattern on a wide variety of home decor products, device […]

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Two Rabbits – Painting Exercise #18

I’ve just completed another painting for Block 1 of the Evolve Artist course. This is number 18 (of 20) and is called Two Rabbits. It took me longer than the last one – unsurprisingly, since […]

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Blue and White Geometric Triangle Pattern

This abstract geometric pattern in blue, white and grey blue is the next in my new set of patterns that I’m adding to my stores. It has a simple, bold motif that forms interlocked triangle […]

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Cat on Cube – Painting Exercise #17

This cat on a cube is exercise 17 from Block 1 of the Evolve Artist art fundamentals course. Each exercise gets a bit more challenging and the cat was definitely the most complex object I’ve […]

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Green Geometric Flower Pattern

Here is the second in the new set of geometric patterns that I’ve created for my stores this month. This one has a simple stylised flower motif in shades of green and light yellow green. […]

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Bowling Pin, Apple and Cylinder – Painting Exercise #16

Over the holidays I took some time off from working on my painting exercises for Evolve Artist. I enjoy the course, but it was nice to have a break and just do other (easier!) art […]

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Green, Brown, Orange and Yellow Retro Geometric Pattern

As I mentioned in my last post, one of the things I want to focus on this year is building up my stores on Spoonflower and Society6. I’ll be creating both wall art and patterns, […]

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Purple Storm Clouds Abstract Painting

It’s a new year, and time for new art! I took a break from my painting course and colouring books over the last couple of weeks, but had fun doing some other art in my […]

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Free Printable Easy Geometric Pattern Colouring Page

It’s time for another free colouring page! This one is from my latest colouring book, Easy Geometric Patterns (Volume 3). You can download this JPG page to your computer, and print it out at home. […]

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Bird and Bird House – Painting Exercise #15

I slacked off a bit on my Evolve exercises in the last few weeks, because I wanted to focus on getting my next colouring book out before the holidays. Then some other stuff came up, […]

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2021 Round Up

Time for my annual post looking back at what I’ve done this year! It’s hard to believe it’s the end of 2021 already – it doesn’t seem like long since I made a post for […]

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New Book – Easy Geometric Patterns Colouring Book (Volume 3)

I just finished my sixth and final colouring book for 2021 – an easy version of my latest patterns book! Easy Geometric Patterns (Volume 3) has fifty repeating pattern designs with large spaces that are […]

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Pink and Green Easy Pattern Colouring Page

Here’s another coloured page from my book Easy Geometric Patterns (Volume 2). I wasn’t quite sure about the pink and olive green colour combination at first, but it has grown on me. I coloured it […]

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Free Printable Geometric Pattern Colouring Page

I recently published my newest colouring book, Geometric Patterns (Volume 3). As with all my books, I’ve made one page (see below) free to download and print out, so you can try before you buy […]

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Cone, Pear and Stand – Painting Exercise #14

This is exercise 14 of 20 from Evolve Artist Block 1. I made quite a few mistakes here, although more on the cone and the pear, which weren’t the hardest parts of the painting (that […]

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Missing Books on Amazon’s European Sites

If you’ve tried to buy some of my colouring books via Amazon.co.uk, .fr, .de, .it or .es recently, you’ll know that they’re not currently available. This is due to a technical issue on Amazon’s part, […]

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Jug, Apple and Cylinder – Painting Exercise #13

Here is another painting exercise that I completed for the Evolve course. This still life jug, apple and cylinder is number 13 of Block 1, and as usual was a bit more complex than the […]

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Brown Abstract Painted Spots Pattern

This is another recent repeating pattern that I made in Procreate a few weeks ago. It has warm autumn colours, with loosely drawn circular motifs in orange and cream on a light brown background. You […]

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Pear, Cylinder and Pot – Painting Exercise #12

I just finished my next painting exercise for the Evolve course, which is this still life pear, cylinder and pot. This is the second execise with reflections, and it definitely felt a bit harder than […]

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Brown and Teal Abstract Mandala Pattern

Here is another of the repeating mandala patterns I made recently, using one of my existing mandala designs. This one is a light brown in colour, with a detailed teal green, orange and white pattern. […]

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New Book – Geometric Patterns Colouring Book (Volume 3)

It has been a few months, but I now have a new colouring book! This is another pattern book – the third volume in my Geometric Patterns series. I’ve been on a bit of a […]

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Apple, Pot and Ball – Painting Exercise #11

I didn’t have time last week to work on my Evolve exercises, and I missed it. But this week I got back to it and have just finished exercise 11 of Block 1. For this […]

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Blue and White Glowing Mandala Pattern

Here is another repeating mandala pattern that I made from an older mandala illustration. This one is blue and white, with a glowing white pattern on a deeper blue background. I always like monochromatic colour […]

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Vase and Tape – Painting Exercise #10

I’m now halfway through Block 1 of the Evolve Artist course! I just finished painting #10, which is this vase and tape. The subjects aren’t too exciting, but the point is not to make pretty […]

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Purple, Turquoise and Grey Easy Mandala Colouring Page

This is another of my easy mandala colouring pages, this time from my kids’ book, Magic Mandalas. Rather than a solid fill, I coloured it with a simple line pattern using markers, and added a […]

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Blue, Pink and White Mandala Pattern

This is another repeating pattern that I made from one of my existing mandala designs. This one has vibrant blue, pink, turquoise and purple lines over a bright white background, and a speckled texture. To […]

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Mushroom and Cone – Painting Exercise #9

Here’s another painting finished for Block 1 of the Evolve Artist course. This one was a bit trickier, with gradients in some tight spaces. Each exercise has been slightly more challenging than the last, but […]