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It's all about delightful duckling artworks today!

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It's all about delightful duckling artworks today!

When a friend visited me during the Out of the Hills exhibition and asked if I could make a card of the duckling that was for sale there, it reminded me of the ducklings I had created in the past ( 4 of which have sold ) and I thought I'd share them with you. And of course we created some cards for our friend too....

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A successful exhibition and a study of human behaviour.....

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A successful exhibition and a study of human behaviour.....

I have been pleased with the outcome of the Out of the Hills art exhibition, given the current economic climate - I ended up selling two paintings and three prints as well as 30 cards. It was also interesting meeting people while stewarding at the event, and watching them as they moved around the gallery space, seeing what caught their eye. With 11 different styles and media on offer they had plenty to explore. Very interesting and enjoyable experience.

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The first decisions made before creating this striking elephant in pastel

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The first decisions made before creating this striking elephant in pastel

This blog shows the elephants I chose, as well as the colours, size and composition of the artwork. There are photos of me selecting, blending and experimenting with colours and shades of soft pastel and pastel pencils. I hope you find it of interest!

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Just three weeks until I take part in "Out of the Hills" art exhibition

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Just three weeks until I take part in "Out of the Hills" art exhibition

Is it mid May already? I have been busy undertaking new artworks for this exciting art exhibition "Out of the Hills" which starts on June 1st for 16 days at Aardvark Books in Brampton Bryan. 11 talented artists, light airy gallery space, cafe, bookery and stunning Herefordshire/Shropshire scenery. Read more in this blog and see you there!

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A good start to this stunning kingfisher for the next exhibition

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A good start to this stunning kingfisher for the next exhibition

Good morning and hope you all are well? I thought you may like to see my current artwork while in progress. We have been away for a few weeks hence the lack of new work recently but back into now! What do you think? I am always looking for a reference photo that is striking and detailed and this one by Ian Marshall caught my eye. I have asked the photographer for permission to use this image. The colours under the wings, as you can see above, really stood out for me.... Once I have chosen the initial colours to express...

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