Monday, 7 November 2016

Changes are a Foot.


Hi.

Autumn is well and truly here.



Autumn and the forthcoming run up to my favourite time of year

 i e Christmas has raised my spirits.


After suffering a spell of artists block (the equivelant to writers block)

I have been spur'd on to make those changes I have mentioned in previous posts.


I have changed my profile name from Fuzzie Fingers to Carol Rigby and changed my profile picture.

This is due to the fact that this blog title does not reflect the work I am creating now so I have created

 a new blog with the title Pencil, Pastel and Paint.

 I know this will result in problems connecting with some blogger friends but will do my best to 

give out as much info as possible to guide you in the right direction if you wish to continue to follow

 my art.

As well as a new blog I have also ventured onto Facebook and now have a Facebook page also 

named Pencil, Pastel and Paint.


If you are on Facebook I would love it if you would connect with me by  'Liking' my page


I am in the process of getting to grips with the workings of Facebook and hope to be able to put a

 badge up on my blogs to link to my Facebook page when I learn how.

Wish me Luck.

XXX
   


Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Playing Catch Up


Hi


It's been a while since I was last here.

While I have been away I have not been spending a lot of time on my art.

Life sometimes get's in the way as we all know.


However I do have some things to share.

Firstly, my completed canvas from my last post.


acrylics & oil pastel on canvas


I decided to paint her dress in acrylic and oil pastel rather than collage although the neckline is made

 up of my hand painted papers.

,
I also made a little colouring book for my daughter.

She is in her 30's but still a little girl at heart which is reflected in the glitzy cover.








During my 'time out' I spent a few days in Dumfries & Galloway in Scotland.







I love this photo I captured of birds outside the cottage window.




We had a lovely few days there.

I hope to have some more things to share soon.

XXX

Sunday, 11 September 2016

A Sneak Peak


Hi

This morning I picked up a box canvas that I started a while ago and put aside.

I wanted to make her face very pale but I kept looking at it and decided that she needed some colour to her skin tone.

She is in oil pastel and this is the biggest work in pastel that I have done to date measuring
 30cm x 40cm


I am itching to get out my papers and do her dress in collage but I'm not sure whether it will work.


 Or another idea is to do a coloured  acrylic glaze and scratch a pattern into it which is a technique I have done in the past on a couple of my smaller pieces.




Decisions....decisions.........

XXX

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Take Two


Hi

This is a follow up post to yesterday.

Notice anything different ?




She was too young for grey hair.



XXX


Friday, 2 September 2016

Untitled



Hi

Just stopped by to share my latest page in my Moleskine Sketchbook.

Still working to improve my coloured pencil technique.









I also wanted to share this pic I took of a beautiful Sunflower that brightened up my living room this week.




Thanks for visiting and have a lovely weekend where ever you are.

XXX

Monday, 22 August 2016

All set up.


Hi

Here is my desk. All set up with my sets of watercolour pencils.



I have been studying some coloured pencil techniques on youtube and to get some practice in I thought I would try my hand at an animal portrait and took a look on google images and decided on a Jack Russell.

This is the first time I have attempted an animal portrait but I am quite pleased how it turned out.




I used a water brush to activate the first layer of watercolour pencil then left subsequent layers dry and used a 5B pencil and a paper stump to shade the body.

I hope to keep improving my shading skills with more practice but I have already picked up a lot of tips from watching some very talented coloured pencil artists on-line.

XXX





Tuesday, 16 August 2016

New Pencils


Hi

I have been watching a lot of reviews on coloured pencils recently and wanted to try out these Derwent pencils.






Derwent Drawing pencils are a coloured pencils with a thicker core and are a really soft creamy pencil.


They come in 24 beautifully subtle colours.

I used a combination of these and my other pencils for this colored pencil drawing.




Then I went crazy and did another oil pastel drawing in my moleskine sketchbook.







Not that much attention to detail on her dress but that was just the mood I was in. Lol!

And I don't know why she has a fish on her head !!!

XXX