Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Storytime in Bulrush Bower

It has been a lovely February with some crazy mild temperatures for the UK! Here is a cosy illustration which I have painted in gouache. Mr toad is reading a story to his friends on a Sunday evening. It is an event they all look forward to. This illustration is also available to purchase as a giclee print in my Etsy shop here.



Thursday, 14 February 2019

Adeline and Jimmy

"My dearest and pretty Adeline, please accept my daffodils. For it will soon be spring and I'd like you for my valentine".

A new illustration in watercolour and gouache just in time for Valentine's Day! This is also available as a giclee print in my Etsy shop.


Monday, 11 February 2019

The Song Catcher

In the Camelia corner, a joyful bird did sing. Tones and notes drifting afar, finding their way in the sanctuary of a jar.
"Please remove the lid" the bird told the cat. "I will exchange your tweet for your gentle meow".
And the cat sang like the bird and the bird meowed like the cat.

Painted on a vintage wood plaque with gouache and sealed with matt varnish.



Butterlyptus Tree

The Eucalyptus tree has butterflies growing from the branches. Perhaps they were its cocoons?


Lead the Way!

I have used pencil and watercolour in this illustration entitled 'Lead the Way'.


Safe Haven

Amongst the thorns lived a fairy who was shy.
"Take care of your little feet my dear, there are many, many thorns.
Come here under my wings, I'll keep you safe and warm" said the bird.


The Dancing Fish

A spark of amber through the trees did glow.
"What can it be"? asked the bear to the crow.
Why, it's Elsie the goldfish don't you know?
a Catfish at heart in the caberet shows.


Solice

Two illustrations showing cats relaxing. The first entitled: 'Sunny Fleur' shows a cat relaxing over a field of sunflowers on a hammock. The second illustration entitled: 'Strawberry Bonnets' shows two cats in a strawberry field who are wearing the strawberry blossoms as hats.



Cat Cafe

Inspired by my visist to the Catisfaction Cat Cafe in Hull, I made two illustrations of cats enjoying some treats at a cafe.



May I have this dance?

Beatrice and Benedictus danced amongst the Eucalyptus.

A watercolour illustration I have completed to celebrate dance.


Tulicorns and Mushrooms!

Here is something a little different! I have used lots of bright colours on a dark background. Mushrooms are in the meadow and unicorns in the tulips!