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Lemon, Ball and Cone Painting Exercise – Block 3 #2

This painting is the second exercise for Block 3 of Evolve Artist. I finished it about ten days ago, which was later than planned, as I came down with a cold and just didn’t have […]


Colourful Citrus Fruit Sticker Set

One thing I really like creating art for is cut out stickers. While I love making complete paintings most of all, sometimes it’s fun to just draw little single objects and simple things, and stickers […]


Blue and Purple Geometric Flower Pattern

At the start of this year I made a bunch of geometric patterns to add to my stores. I’ve been posting them over the last few months, but have now reached the last one, which […]


Apple, Pot and Ball Painting Exercise – Block 3 #1

I just finished the first exercise for Block 3 of Evolve Artist. Block 3 introduces colour, and there are twenty paintings to complete. Ten of these are from photos, and ten from life. This first […]


Two Owls Painting Exercise – Block 2 #20

I finally finished Block 2 of Evolve Artist! 😀😀😀 This is the 20th exercise in the Block, and the 10th painting. I chose to paint a couple of carved wooden owls that I bought especially […]


Pink, Orange and Yellow Geometric Hearts Pattern

This heart pattern is one of the set I made earlier this year. It has a bold geometric heart motif in bright pastel pink, purple, orange, yellow and white. You can buy this fun heart […]


Fruit and Vegetables Painting Exercise – Block 2 #19

This still life is the 19th exercise (and ninth painting) in Block 2 of Evolve Artist. I took a while to get around to starting it, since I couldn’t decide on what to include. Evolve […]


Green and Purple Swirls Geometric Pattern

Here’s another of my recent geometric patterns, this time with a swirling motif in purple and green. This has always been one of my favourite colour combinations, although in this design they’re a bit more […]


Bowl and Food Painting Exercise – Block 2 #18

Here’s another finished painting exercise for the Evolve Artist course. This is Block 2, number 18. Now the drawings are more complex, I’m spreading them out over more than one session if I feel like […]


Purple, Pink and Green Abstract Kaleidoscope Colouring Page

This coloured page is from my colouring book Through the Kaleidoscope. I wasn’t quite sure if I liked it at first, but I do now 🙂 Purple/green and pink/green are some of my favourite colour […]


Black, White and Grey Abstract Geometric Pattern

This abstract geometric pattern has a curvy horizontal design in black, grey and white. This fun monochrome pattern is for sale as fabric in my store on Zazzle (use the Customize feature to change the […]


Mushrooms and Horse Painting Exercise – Block 2 #17

I just finished another exercise for Block 2 of Evolve Artist. This is number 17, so only three more to go and I’ll be on to using colour! I enjoyed this one, as I like […]


Blue and Turquoise Abstract Striped Geometric Pattern

Here is another of my new geometric pattern designs. This one has a simple striped triangular motif in blue colours. You can find this bold blue pattern for sale as fabric in my store on […]


Mortar, Pestle and Bell Pepper Painting Exercise – Block 2 #16

This painting is the 16th exercise for Block 2 of Evolve Artist. I’m mostly happy with the composition and drawing, although it took a couple of attempts to get the angle of the pestle right. […]


Yellow, Brown and White Ogee Geometric Pattern

This geometric pattern is another from the set that I made earlier this year. It has an abstract ogee motif in muted yellow, brown and white. This elegant yellow pattern is for sale on customisable […]


Cube, Pyramid and Spheres Painting Exercise – Block 2 #15

Another painting done for Evolve Artist! This is number 15 from Block 2. It’s a step up in complexity from the earlier exercises, with more objects. I liked putting together the composition; it’s a bit […]


Purple, Black and White Paisley Geometric Pattern

Here’s another new pattern, this time in bold purple, black and white with a paisley-style motif. This is one of my favourite colour combinations 🙂 You can find this cute purple pattern on customisable fabric […]


Egg, Cube and Apple Painting Exercise – Block 2 #14

This is my fourth painting (and 14th exercise) for Block 2 of Evolve Artist. I messed up the drawing for this one and had to redo the cube a few times. I really need to […]


Turquoise, Grey and Purple Simple Mandala Colouring Page

Here’s another page that I coloured a while ago from my book Magic Mandalas 2. Sometimes I enjoy ‘colouring’ by drawing in patterns, rather than just filling the spaces, and my easier books like this […]


Brown and Peach Swirls Retro Geometric Pattern

This retro geometric pattern is one that I designed recently, and it has a fun swirly motif in warm brown and peach colours. This brown abstract pattern is for sale on a lot of different […]


Pear, Block and Pot Painting Exercise – Block 2 #13

I finished another painting for Evolve Artist Block 2, and I think this is one of my worst proportional drawings so far! Having to measure with the needle (as opposed to just drawing freehand like […]


Green and White Hexagon Geometric Pattern

Here’s another geometric pattern that I made earlier this year. This one has a swirly abstract hexagonal motif in a simple green, black and white colour scheme. This green abstract pattern is for sale on […]


Ball, Cube and Cone Painting Exercise – Block 2 #12

Here’s my second painting for Block 2 of Evolve Artist – not an exciting subject, but a slight step up in complexity from the last one. I actually had to redraw the cube and sphere, […]


My Books Are Back! (European sites update)

In November last year I posted about a technical issue that had made nine of my colouring books temporarily unavailable on Amazon’s European sites. Unfortunately this meant they were offline over the holiday period, but […]


Apple and Pyramid Painting Exercise – Block 2 #11

As I mentioned in my last update on my progress with the Evolve Artist course, I’m just starting the paintings for Block 2. This is exercise 11, although it’s only the first of ten paintings […]


Pink, White and Purple Swirly Abstract Geometric Pattern

Here’s another of my recent geometric pattern designs. This one has a swirling motif in pink, purple and white, and is one of my favourites 🙂 I’ve added this abstract pattern to my Zazzle store […]


Evolve Artist Block 2, Exercises 1-10

I started Block 2 of the Evolve Artist course a few weeks ago. In Block 2, the focus is on developing proportional drawing skills by drawing and painting objects from life. There are eight drawings […]


Blue Hexagon Abstract Geometric Pattern

This is another of my new patterns, this time in shades of blue and grey blue. It has a bold and simple abstract hexagonal motif. This blue pattern is for sale on customisable fabric in […]


Pink and Purple Easy Mandala Colouring Page

I haven’t posted any coloured pages for a while! Unfortunately I’ve been so busy with my painting course and working on my colouring books that I haven’t made time to colour any new pages. But […]


Orange, Brown and White Abstract Geometric Pattern

This is another in my new geometric patterns series. Like most of the others, it’s an abstract design, this time in bright warm orange, brown and white. It has a retro kind of style and […]