Watercolour – Autumn Mist

This past few weeks I’ve finally picked up my paint brushes again after 4 years! The time has flown by.

I love painting and I’m still learning and I think I’ll always feel that way. I’m so rusty!

This painting was inspired by the wonderful Autumn mists at sunrise from over the past few weeks. At the moment I’m just looking – I’ll add a few final touches.

Autumn Mist Watercolour RobynGosby 2016

It’s best viewed in person, but of course that’s not possible, so I’m posting a smaller file, because that’s the way you’d view it. I can’t guarantee colours are accurate either, but you get the gist of what I’m doing.

Sharing this, honestly makes me incredibly nervous. Apparently my painting is a very emotional and personal thing.. but here you go!

There is no art without emotion, without dedication, without passion.

I’m back on the painting wagon and that makes me very happy – bones and all!

Materials and colours:

Saunders Waterford 1/4 sheet, Permanent Rose, Cobalt Blue, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber and White Gouache.

Journalling..

At the beginning of this year, I decided it was time to pick up my pencils and brushes again.. it’s been too long and part of that (for me) is keeping a journal with ideas, sketches, doodles etc…

Starting out this year, I am very rusty again!! …and I need to be ok with that as I’ve taken a big break, but I’m loving being back, playing with pencil and paint.

I thought I’d share some ‘boots and all’ stuff of what I’m doing or being inspired by and I want to keep a record here too – this blog was (and is) an arts journal πŸ™‚ ..including my photography.

I’m just having a bit of rusty fun so far.. we’ll see where this takes me..or not.. but for now it makes me happy!

Objects.. and ideas..

Finding inspiration in ‘the ordinary’..

..and inspiration from other sources..

Doodling RobynGosby 2016

..and playing / experimenting..

Poppies RobynGosby 2016

That’s it for now… πŸ™‚

2016 Calendar – Flowers and Affirmations..

A plug. I’m very excited to share a project I’ve been working on..

..my 2016 Calendar and it’s now available πŸ˜€

Calendar cover
Calendar cover

For some time I’ve been wanting to create a calendar with beautiful flowers and words.. and this is my beginning πŸ™‚ ..the result is ‘Flowers and Affirmations throughout the year’.

The calendar is A3 in size with a wire binder, printed onto 200gsm Satin art paper which means that any images you particularly like can be framed by you – to enjoy – after the year is done.

Each month of the year has a fine art flower image with a one word affirmation.

The calendar is available now and can be purchased direct, through my online store… If you have any questions or enquiries, please contact me through my Contact Form. I’d love to hear from you πŸ™‚

Note: The images on my store page are very low res, so I’m sharing them here for your viewing – click for a larger view.

These are the images for each month..

I’d love you to share this if you feel inclined.. it will be greatly appreciated πŸ™‚

..and I do hope these pretty flowers make you smile.