Tote bag painting inspired by one of my sketches

20190711_123954I used acrylic paints and inktense blocks to paint the giraffe which is permanent once activated with water. For good measure I protected the art with a matt spray varnish for acrylic paintings . I am very pleased to see that the 100% cotton material took so well the colours! What a great way to use your own art creations..

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Tote bag painting

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This tote bag was handpainted with acrylics and varnished for protection. I like to work with the background first and layer different organic shapes and then I add  birds shapes for the focal point.

A birthday present

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This watercolour was for a friend’s birthday and I tried to combine his favourite pub with his passion for horse racing in one painting …. Here is the result : The horse had to wait outside the pub while his owner would be enjoying a special birthday party inside “The Rose and Crown”. This pub is actually located in Oxford and very often filled with academics and friends…There is a courtyard at the back where you can enjoy a pint in the sunshine!

The real party took place yesterday and the present was very well appreciated !

Mimosa girl

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As part of a triptych, this mimosa girl was done on watercolour paper using mainly watercolour, and acrylic for the background. Although the mimosa blossoms in February in the South of France , I still want to use this flower in my design today, for its fluffiness and golden colour and a  touch of softness for this dress.