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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Black, Grey and White Curvy Geometric Pattern

This abstract geometric pattern has a bold curvy motif in black, white, grey and blue-grey. It’s a modified version of one of the designs in my newest colouring book Easy Geometric Patterns (Vol. 3). You […]

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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 […]