Tag: oils

Beach House Paintings

Today I handed over 6 paintings for my friend’s beach house. It was pretty nerve-wracking doing so many and not wanting to mess them up.

Here’s what they looked like early on:

And left aside for a bit they were then ready for a bit of a makeover:

I’d never tried painting or even drawing flip flops before. I accidentally made the top half too wide. They might just haunt me lol.

Specialist Feet Flip Flops

Whose feet are they
That fit snug in such ghastly shoes?
Surely one ought to cover such magnificent beasts more profoundly.
A sneaker, Sir? Would do the trick.
You suggest not I.
But why?
May we not all run wild and free?
With feet as such
One might have other more pressing oddities to cast the eye over.
Just do not cast eyes.
Keep your eyes uncasted
Encased in sun shades
Always looking up.

Catherine Johnson

What an odd poem from the recesses of my mind. Anyone else got a flip flop poem?

Zebra Zentangle and Oils



I wasn’t happy with the black and white zentangle so I added some colour using oils. It’s the first time I’ve used them properly. A little cleaning up tip: I used a metal spatula and squeezed the paint directly onto it so it wiped off easily. I did get it all over my hands but anyone who has used oils knows it’s super hard to clean up after.

Naughty me not posting Sat and Sun. I do post to Instagram, can I be a Create a Day but weekends on Instagram 🙂

Anyone know what tomorrow is? Exciting!