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 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
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!
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
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
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
If you saw my last post you will have seen how I used up the scraps from my last project to create a collage. I have now made my collage into a selection of 10 Christmas gift tags, some of which are folded card tags others are flat parcel tags. Each one has either a… Continue reading Christmas collage tags
This is my abstract, mixed media tulips canvas. The canvas measures 16 x 20 inches. This original painting is made using acrylic paints applied thickly using a palette knife, over a layered and textured mixed media back ground. The painting depicts a bunch of pink tulips on a lilac background, with thick textured petals and… Continue reading Tulips abstract mixed media canvas
I'd like to share with you these abstract, Mixed Media canvases I have painted! Both paintings are made using collage, acrylic paint, glitter and Heavy structure gel pastes to give a highly textural feel and lots of depth. The paint is applied thickly to the canvas but the collage background still shows through making the… Continue reading Abstract Bumble bee paintings
Hey there, If you have been following my personal blog for a while now you will see that recently there have been some changes. rrandj.wordpress.com is now RRandJ.com and is a fully fledged website as opposed to a personal blog. In light of these changes a lot of my old content about our family life,… Continue reading Changes to RRandJ.com