Wednesday, 22 February 2012

I'm Lichen this!!

I have had a bit of a break this last couple of weeks, a week in beautiful Devon
 then a week with my family in Northern Ireland.

Whilst taking a walk around the country lanes in Devon I 
came across some beautiful lichen growing on a wooden fence.

It is very reminiscent of Barnacles growing on a boat hull or rocks on the shore!

I also came across this very dessicated Hydrangea head.

It was great to find that this head had been missed when deadheading and had 
been left to decay,  allowing nature through death to create a beautiful delicate 
ethereal flower head.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Final Doodle....

So, the final Doodle lesson with Traci at 
Strathmore Workshops was all about painting
whimsical faces.  Not something I am very confident
about doing!!
So having taken a deep breath I took the plunge and here is
my piece..... her eye is very large and not at all how
I meant it to turn out!!

I'm really pleased with the overall look of the piece and the colour
scheme and the fact that her face shape is pretty good and her
hair &lips worked out quite well too.  

I've really enjoyed having a go at the workshop and will continue to
use the techniques Traci has shared with us.