Art · Nature · Photography · Watercolour

Scottish Views

Ben Lomond - NB
Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond

Above is the very lovely Loch Lomond, Scotland, with the Ben Lomond mountain in the distance

Vintage Loch Lomond 1 - NB

Vintage post cards of Loch Lomond I found in a nice little shop…

Vintage Loch Lomond 2 - NB

A simple mountain watercolour sketch…

Mountain View - NB

I used just 2 colours for my sketch, Paynes Grey and Sepia, and used 140 lb hot pressed watercolour paper. This will go into one of my watercolour sketchbooks…

The Scottish mountain ranges and lochs are stunningly beautiful – I will post more pictures soon…

Art · Nature · Photography · Still Life · Vintage

Vintage Blue & Rust

vintage-blue-rust-nb

A collection of vintage blue and rusty coloured treasures from around my work room. Vintage dyed fabrics, a piece of dyed string, a vintage blue pressed hydrangea flower, a rusty coloured dried pressed rose, a rusty ring pull from a can – all on a vintage blue textured background. I painted the background paper with acrylic paints.

All these lovely things I collect inspire me and I will eventually use them in art work when the right project comes along. And I will then replace them with other lovely things… !

Macro Magic · Nature · Photography · Still Life · Textured

Roses & New Textures

French Lace Rose

Dried pink roses on antique French ephemera overlaid with beautiful textures…

Vintage Paper Rose

Also I have uploaded two *NEW* textures to Flickr this morning ~ they are FREE to download and use in your photography/art:

Grunge Collage Textures

These textures are created from some of my own original collages. There will be more textures in this set to follow ~ have some creative fun with them!

Nature · Photography · Still Life · Textured

Rose Carte Postale

Rose Post Card

A vintage French rose carte postale…

The rose above is from a bunch of roses I dried myself, so that I can keep them as photographic props! When they’re dried they have a lovely vintage look and will keep forever. Drying the roses is very easy to do:

1. Buy a bunch of roses or cut them from the garden – I use ones that are only just opened…

2. Don’t bother putting them in water – cut the stems to your preferred length and remove all the leaves.

3. Cut a fairly long piece of string – bunch the roses together carefully so as not to squash them and tie the stems together with the string. The string needs to be quite long so you can then use it to hang the roses upside down somewhere. Then just leave them for about 2-3 weeks until dried.

4. Once they are dried they are quite papery to touch so they need handling with care but they will keep forever and you can do whatever you wish with them – they’re great for photographs and also look lovely on display in a vase…

More rose photos to follow…

Nature · Photography

Magnolia

Magnolia Blossom

Magnolia blossoms in my garden…

Petal

Where does the time go? The days seem to fly by and I never seem to have enough time to accomplish what I want to! I’ve been very busy lately opening a new shop on REDBUBBLE for selling prints and other goodies of my photography work. It has been very time consuming and I still have lots of work to do there – lots more images to upload. Do click the link and have a browse – one of my favourite items in my shop are the tote bags… I just know I’m going to end up buying a few…

I hope you all having a great week – see you again soon…