mixed media, Pattern, shapes

New bright abstract artwork

Hello everyone! My sincere apologises for the lack of posts recently. Having moved house in the summer, all of my art materials have been packed away in boxes for some time..... Thank fully I am now slowly unpacking them and hope to get back into posting. This is a piece I completed this week. I… Continue reading New bright abstract artwork

art, ecourse, Make art that sells, MATS Bootcamp

Gouache painted roses

This month's assignment theme for the Make Art That Sells ecourse is 'Roses' so I wanted to start off by keeping the shapes simple. I used gouache paints thinned slightly with water and painted some simple flat 2d shapes. Once dry, I then started adding details over the top of the roses using a white gel pen. This… Continue reading Gouache painted roses

Abstract, Artists, doodles

Inspiration Thursday

Apologises to all my readers for my lack of posts recently. I have just moved house so I was without internet connection for a while, but thankfully all is now sorted! I would like to share some images which have inspired me in my art and art making recently and I hope they may inspire you too.… Continue reading Inspiration Thursday

Best nine images instagram Nicola Rowe Designs
Abstract, doodles, floral, shapes, zentangle

My best nine images of 2016 from Instagram

A lot of folks over on instagram have a yearly thing where they post their best nine images from the year. So in the spirit of things I wanted to share my best nine (just search for #bestnine over on instagram to see everyone's lovely work). Below are a couple of videos from YouTube that… Continue reading My best nine images of 2016 from Instagram

Abstract mixed medi canvas board
Abstract, mixed media

New abstract mixed media art on canvas board

Happy new year to you! I hope you all had an enjoyable and peaceful christmas. Hello 2017 🙂 I wanted to share a new piece of art that I have been working on in the last few days. It is a slightly new direction art wise for me, as I have used flat 2d solid shapes. For… Continue reading New abstract mixed media art on canvas board

shapes collage
collage, mixed media, shapes

FREE ‘Shapes’ colouring sheet to compliment my new collage work

This week I have been trying out some new collage work which you can see below, and as such I wanted to give you a FREE colouring sheet to compliment this new work, so that you can enjoy some art therapy with me. Just click the link below the image to get your FREE copy of… Continue reading FREE ‘Shapes’ colouring sheet to compliment my new collage work

Colour theory, learning, Lessons, Videos

Lesson in Colour theory for beginners

Colour theory.........what is it exactly? and how can you use it effectively and to your advantage when painting and creating art? Well recently I have been on a mission to find out more and I wanted to share some images and videos that have helped me understand it that I think will be of help… Continue reading Lesson in Colour theory for beginners

Abstract, art, paint

Abstract artists that I love and want to share!

I wanted to share some images of artists work that I absolutely LOVE and I'm sure you will too. They need little introduction, as their work speaks for itself. I hope you enjoy and it gives you some inspiration to want to get creating! All of these images were taken from Pinterest, so I have… Continue reading Abstract artists that I love and want to share!

gouache painting art palette paints
Abstract, mixed media, paint

Gouache and acrylic paint play

This week I have been experimenting with both acrylic and gouache paint. I am quite experienced using acrylic, but not so with gouache. As you will see from my experimenting below (bottom photo), I clearly need some more practise as I'm sure the paint isn't meant to look like it has sand in it! I… Continue reading Gouache and acrylic paint play

chris-cozen-artist
Artists, collage, mixed media, Videos

Amazing mixed media work from Golden Colour artist Chris Cozen

I discovered a new artist this week while doing some research into acrylic painting techniques and I really wanted to share this artists work with you as I think her art is simply gorgeous.  She isn't new in the sense that she has just started making art, in fact she has been making art for… Continue reading Amazing mixed media work from Golden Colour artist Chris Cozen

Mixed media leaves
mixed media, watercolour

Mixed media leaves artwork

I wanted to share a piece I completed recently. It is a mixed media piece of some leaves with the quote "Be Unique". I like this quote because it's a reminder to be 'yourself' when creating art and just create what it is that you, yourself like and not what other people like. A close… Continue reading Mixed media leaves artwork

watercolour calendar pages sample
learning, Skillshare, Skillshare projects, watercolour

Create a watercolour calendar

This week I have been busy creating a 12 page calendar composed of watercolour images I have created myself. This is a project I put together from studying a Skillshare class by Amarilys Henderson 'Create Your Simple Watercolour Calendar' . Below is a thumbnail view of all the pages together. You can also see my project on Skillshare here.… Continue reading Create a watercolour calendar

Mixed media
mixed media

New botanical inspired mixed media work in progress

I wanted to share a new mixed media piece that I'm currently working on. I'm aiming to have a watercolour effect background with coloured pencils and black & white ink pen details for the main image/flowers/leaves etc. Drawing the design For the design, I didn't have much of a plan as to 'what' exactly I wanted to… Continue reading New botanical inspired mixed media work in progress

whimsical bird and girl mixed media illustration
mixed media, whimsical

Mixed media whimsical girl and bird in progress

I hope you all had a good Christmas and new year! I have been spending this week sketching  out a whimsical girl and bird that I was inspired to do, after reading the 'Creative Girl' book by Danielle Donaldson, which I received as a Christmas present. First I started by rough sketching a girl onto plain… Continue reading Mixed media whimsical girl and bird in progress

Mixed media art in progress
Abstract

Mixed media works in progress

This week I have been trying to spend some time on a few of the many unfinished pieces I have lying around. So I thought I would get them out and do some much needed colouring and finishing off!   When I am finished with these pieces, they will be added to my portfolio page… Continue reading Mixed media works in progress