Sunday, 12 June 2016

Cumberland Lodge

This is the result of my first time sketching outside.  I found it quite relaxing and glad there was no one else there to look over my shoulder.  This took me around 3-4 hours, which includes washing in with a little bit of colour.
The building is Cumberland Lodge in Windsor...



Fairy Lantern


The theme was 'Shiny' for the creative challenge at my Local Art shop. So I decided to the make the fairy lantern.  You will find lots of tutorials online for this, but this is how I did it...
Drew and cut of the shape of a fairy in black card.
PVA glued white tissue paper all over the outside of a jam jar.
Let dry and glue the fairy on the inside of the jar.
Sprinkled glitter on the outside of the jar (on top of the dried tissue  paper)
and then tied a glittery ribbon around the top of the jar.
some tutorials include the lid, but I left this off as I thought it would be easier to access the candle inside.


Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Stag Silhouette

I haven't painted for a while so wanted to do something simple to get me back into it.  I did cheat a little.  I hand drew a silhouette from the internet. Using modelling paste and blue acrylic I got the texture of the stag.  I tried to do the background in strips of different shades of green to give the impression of trees.
DollyX





Saturday, 9 January 2016

Carnations

My husband brought me some flowers.  I know, sickening isn't it.
This was my attempt to paint them.  I used a ink pen and watercolour. Dollyx
 This is my little workstation on the floor.  Look I have toes!

Work in progress.  See the finish painting below. 







Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Painting the Universe

I completed my A-Levels quite a few years ago now, it's actually over a decade!
I had kept my old canvas stored away all these years, always wanting to reuse them in some way.

So here is my dirty secret...I did terribly at A Level art, which sounds ridiculous now as all I ever do is be creative.

Below you can see my first 'recycled' canvas.  It felt great painting lots of black paint all over my A Level work, sort of liberating even after all these years.





This is the painting hanging on my bedroom wall.  It's actually really hard to photograph.  It seems much better in real.  I tried flicking some glow in the dark paint on to the canvas which didn't seem to work very well.  This might of been because I purchased the really cheap stuff from amazon.  I don't know, but it just doesn't really show up at all. 


Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Finger print Wedding Tree

I drew this for a friends wedding. During the wedding, rather than have a guest book, all the guest will leave a finger print on a tree branch.
It will look great once it's filled with finger prints.  I got ink pads with different shades of green for variety.
Dolly

work in progress


Monday, 11 May 2015

Baboon

Last summer my husband and I visited Berlin.  While we were there we went to the Berlin Zoo.
When we got home I painted this baboon from a photo a took.
I actually drew this a few months ago, but forgot I done it.
Here it is let me know what you think.
Dolly.
Baboon watercolour close up By Dolly Glencross

Baboon watercolour By Dolly Glencross

The photo I took and a photo of work in progress
Baboon photograph at Berlin Zoo By Dolly Glencross

Baboon watercolour By Dolly Glencross