Painting

Putting more of my art up on the walls

My friend asked me recently why I don’t sell my work and the truth is I lose confidence when I see some amazing artists out there. I bought a frame for a friends art work. It’s going up on the wall and me being me I bought two frames for a bit of continuity.

I love an artist @nanacnese who paints whimsical illustrations. I have coveted her Instagram page for years so I decided to get out my paints and just give it a go.

My surname Payet means Magpie or Sequin so I thought I would paint a magpie. I love magpies I feel like they are lucky and I also say “Morning Major” if I see a line magpie ( it’s for good luck).

Watercolour magpie

I went on Pinterest and found a photo of a magpie I liked and started playing with shapes and colours. I sketched and then filled in the colour locations with my trusty tombows. Then with my Windsor and Newton watercolours I started building up with washes of watercolour.

My magpie is going in my sitting room which has lots of teals and blues so I focused more on that then the black tones. It took me a few hours to paint but I really like it.

So I framed it.

It’s going up on the wall.

It’s all ready in it’s frame.

I will be creating a gallery wall behind the sofa and it will sit pride of place. I want to create more illustrations that I am proud of.

About DP

Hi, I am Dana. I am dyspraxic trying to function and get organised in my dysfunctional world. I don’t shy away from technology but I do have a preference for all things paper and analog. I am trying to organise our lives through my bullet journal, travel around the globe and save money!!! Impossible I know. I have a hard time believing that you should spend a fortune on one day. So, with my creative skills and frugality I will hopefully create my dream wedding without getting into debt. My bullet journal has been a life saver, so much that I now have 3. One for life, one for wedding planning and my last for this blog. I am lost without them. I have a wonderful partner, two fur babies ( Manhattan and Frank) a full time job that I love and my love of blogging. Please bear with me with my spelling and grammar I do proof read about 4 times but I still miss things. I won’t be offended if you correct me. So that’s me, I draw and teach art to both kids and adults and I believe anyone can create anything you just have to practice. I have had to try and try at organising, that is why I am the Dysfunctional Planner.

2 comments on “Putting more of my art up on the walls

  1. Nice painting.

    Like

  2. Pingback: A simple transition or just tidy up – Dysfunctional Planner

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