Category Archives: Art Updates

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Egg, Cylinder and Heart Painting Exercise – Block 3 #8

So I finally finished the next exercise for Evolve Artist. This is Block 3, #8, and was painted from life. Evolve Artist Block 3, #8 – Egg, Cylinder and Heart. Oil on canvas. It’s been […]

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Deep Red and Brown Abstract Mandala

Here’s another new mandala that I made quite recently, using Procreate. This one has a warm palette in brown and burgundy red, with a painted texture. I think I’ll always enjoy creating geometric designs like […]

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Bottle, Mushroom and Pot Painting Exercise – Block 3 #7

I just completed Block 3, exercise 7 of Evolve Artist. This is the first painting with colour gradients and shadows, and was painted from a photograph. Evolve Artist Block 3, #7 – Bottle, Mushroom and […]

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Green and Brown Abstract Swirling Mandala

In the last few months I’ve not had time for much art outside of Evolve exercises and work on my next colouring book (almost done!), but I have a couple of new mandala pieces that […]

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Pumpkin, Lime and Pot Painting Exercise – Block 3 #6

I finished another exercise for Evolve Artist. This painting is number six from Block 3, and was painted from life. Evolve Artist Block 3, #6 – Pumpkin, Lime and Pot. Oil on canvas. I was […]

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Pot, Apple and Can Painting Exercise – Block 3 #5

Here’s another painting exercise for Evolve Artist – this is Block 3 #5. This one is from a photo provided by Evolve. Evolve Artist Block 3, #5 – Pot, Apple and Can. Oil on canvas. […]

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Avocado and Red Pepper Painting Exercise – Block 3 #4

This painting is the fourth homework exercise from Block 3 of the Evolve Artist course, and the second painting from direct observation (the other two are from photos). Evolve Artist Block 3, #4 – Avocado […]

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Mushroom, Can and Tennis Ball Painting Exercise – Block 3 #3

I finished another Block 3 painting exercise for Evolve Artist. This is the second painting from a photo, and was pretty straightforward. As with the other exercises in this Block so far, we’re only using […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 ­čÖé 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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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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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 […]