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Classical Animal portraits

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

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What I’ve been up to PART 3 – other work.

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.

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What I’ve been up to PART 2: Blackburn Artists society

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

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What I’ve been up to PART 1: Urban Sketching

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

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Mini Junk Journal- super cute stocking fillers!

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!

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Hard back Pink Butterfly travel journal

This beautiful Hard backed journal has a pink cover with butterfly motif and heart shaped gem decoration that catches the light. It has a butterfly ribbon on the spine which doubles as a book mark. Throughout the book the butterfly theme continues along with maps, making this journal perfect for a travel journal, or as… Continue reading Hard back Pink Butterfly travel journal

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Jumbo sewing themed Journal *SOLD*

  Here is my latest journal. It is a Hard backed journal with a fabric cover and a Sewing and needle craft theme. This large journal contains three signatures, with approx 114 pages all together, front and back. The pages consist of tea and coffee dyed lined and un-lined papers, grid paper, vintage 1930's sewing… Continue reading Jumbo sewing themed Journal *SOLD*

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Zodiac themed Greetings cards

If you head to the cards and other paper crafts page here at rrandj.com you can now purchase these hand made mixed media zodiac themed cards online! They are one off items and so you better get the right star sign before they all go into retrograde! Unfortunately the Aries card has now sold and… Continue reading Zodiac themed Greetings cards

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Winter Art Fair The Platform Gallery

I had some exciting news this week, I have been one of six artists selected to have a table at the Three Day Winter Art Fair at the Platform Gallery in Clitheroe in the Ribble Valley! This is a wonderful opportunity for me to show off my work, meet other artists and art lovers and… Continue reading Winter Art Fair The Platform Gallery

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Autumn leaves and berries in water colour at Barton Grange

Last week I went to an art course at Barton Grange in Lancashire. Barton Grange is a huge Garden centre that has amazing Christmas Displays and has recently expanded to include a cinema, bowling alley, miniature golf course and a curling stadium. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area! The course I… Continue reading Autumn leaves and berries in water colour at Barton Grange