Hey everyone, It's a very anxious time at the moment, so I thought I'd share with you some art therapy ideas you can do on your own, with family or with your kids during Lock down over the next few weeks. So get out your colouring pens and lets begin! This week why not try… Continue reading Art Therapy ideas for lock down: Colouring Pages
This morning we had a visit from a lovely nurse from the community nurse team donning her PPE. She is the first person who has been in our house (apart from us obviously) for over two months now! Unfortunately for Joseph it wasn't a social call, she was here to do his annual review blood… Continue reading There’s something fishy going on around here…
Here is my latest painting based on a photograph of tulips. I enjoyed sitting and painting this in the garden over a few days during quarantine. Here is the photograph I based my painting upon. I didn't use a grid this time to help me draw the image first, I just drew it free hand… Continue reading Tulip Painting
I have been doing a lot more detailed paintings recently, trying to achieve more hyper realistic effect. Here is one of my most recent paintings, it is based on a close up photograph of a grass hopper. Here is the photograph it is based upon: The photograph is by photographer Levon Biss (You can see… Continue reading Bug painting
I have recently started painting a collection of Classical portraits in Acrylic paint. The thing that makes these portraits different is that the characters in the pictures all have the body of humans and the head of animals. The idea came to me when I was preparing a piece of work for Blackburn Artists society.… Continue reading Classical Animal portraits
Here are some pictures I have been working on in my own time at home. I have really been trying to be more accurate with my drawing and have used a lot of pencil and pencil crayons, a medium which I always shied away from before. The coloured pencil pictures take around 4-6 hours to… Continue reading What I’ve been up to PART 3 – other work.
Over the past few months I have been attending the Blackburn Artists society on Thursday Evenings. Each week we are given a "theme" to work with from chickens to sky scrapers and we've recently been out on location drawing the amateur dramatics society during a live dress rehearsal! I've really loved attending Blackburn artists society… Continue reading What I’ve been up to PART 2: Blackburn Artists society
Over the past few months things have been very quiet on the blog, so thought I'd do a series of posts updating what I have been doing behind the scenes. I have been focusing on improving my drawing skills over the past few months and have been attending the "Ribble Valley Urban sketchers" and "Blackburn… Continue reading What I’ve been up to PART 1: Urban Sketching
Still struggling to find the perfect gift for that one special person on your list? Here at RRandJ Designs I am taking up to 20% off all my journals and artworks until the 18th December 2019. Each price includes postage and packaging. Take a look at my Art work for sale or journals for sale… Continue reading SALE Up to 20% off everything until Wednesday 18th December!
This week I have been busy making these super cute miniature junk journals! Just the right size to pop in your pocket, slip into your handbag or hide under your pillow! These mini treasures measure 13 cm x 8 cm and average around 34 pages. Each journal consists of a soft back cover with pocket… Continue reading Mini Junk Journal- super cute stocking fillers!