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23 Feb 2018
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Darkness Within – new mixed media painting

I recently finished this painting titled Darkness Within and I thought I’d show you some pictures and tell you about the painting, its themes and what it means to me. Inspiration It started with a small thought, that I wanted to study master/famous painters more, especially those whose work speaks to me. The first person who came to mind was Egon Schiele. His work has a depth of feeling that I haven’t experienced with any other paintings. It is something […]

04 Apr 2016

Start To Finish – Introduction & Verse – Mixed Media Painting Walkthrough

Start To Finish is an ongoing series in which I share the progress on a painting from start to finish and I tell you a bit about my process and the different steps. Click here to view all posts in this series. I was commissioned recently to create a painting in my whimsical style and I thought it’d be fun to show you all how this painting evolved and give you a peek into my process! This is a 16×16″ […]

28 Jan 2016

Instagram Mashup – December 2015 & January 2016

I’ve not made as much art recently as usual, which I think is partly to do with being completely exhausted after creating daily for NaNoJouMo and is also to do with me picking up playing World of Warcraft again. Playing/not playing is a bit of a complex issue for me, but in any case I’ve noticed that I’m feeling much happier generally. When I do sit down (or stand up really, as I create at my easel more and more […]

26 Apr 2015

Live Like It’s Your Last Day

Welcome to episode 4 of Art Play Relay. This month I’m finishing the painting that Juna started last month! The Videos My video: Juna’s video: You can read Juna’s blogpost about her process here. People are posting amazing work in response to this project and doing collaborative artwork. If you’d like to be involved, you still can! Join the Facebook group here to see the artwork, find a buddy and post your work. The quote for this artwork is: Live […]

29 Mar 2015

Hope Is The Little Voice That Whispers ‘Maybe’

It’s a new episode of Art Play Relay! March marks the start of a new cycle in this project, meaning Juna and I have each picked a new quote and started a new painting! The Videos My video: Juna’s video: You can read Juna’s blogpost about her process here. If you’d like to be involved, you still can! Join the Facebook group here to connect with the other lovely people, find a buddy and post your work. The quote for […]

28 Oct 2014

Halloween Whimsy Art Tutorial

Hello my lovelies! I love letting seasonal events inspire my art and I really wanted to create a cute Halloween witchy girl. I recorded the process and you can view the video tutorial below: If you prefer a photo tutorial instead of video, fear not and keep scrolling! Supply list: -water spray -ink spray (Dylusions) -high flow acrylics  (Golden) -fluid acrylics (Golden) -gesso -charcoal pencil -black and white pens (Uniball Signo) -watersoluble crayon (Caran d’Ache) -stamp pad (black) Preparing the […]

26 Jul 2014
Play Your Joy | mixed media on 8x8" canvas board | www.iris-impressions.com @rrreow

My First Commission & A Photo Walkthrough

A few weeks ago I got the nicest surprise, my cousin Victoria asked me if she could commission a painting from me! I was a bit nervous but also really excited and once I’d spoken to her about the subject matter and colour preferences I got straight to work. I documented the process with my iPhone as I was working, because I thought you might like to see how I create a painting from start to finish! Victoria is a […]

12 Jul 2014

Life Book 2014 Round Up – The Year So Far

This year I’m participating in Life Book 2014, a year long art course run by my dear friend Tamara Laporte over at Willowing. It’s a fantastic course that has new content every week throughout the year with both lessons by Tam herself and quite a few guest teachers. It’s basically a fun filled art party with plenty to learn, experiment and get inspired by. You can still sign up! As we’re now halfway through the year I thought I’d show […]

26 Jun 2014

What Makes You Come Alive? Go Do It!!

I’ve been having some major learning experiences lately with regards to listening to my inner voice. However, it’s funny, I tend to reach certain conclusions about things, like major lightbulb AHA! moments, and then as life goes on I completely forget them and start making the same mistakes again! So then I have to become conscious of what I’m doing again, to get more in line with my true self aaand the circle continues. Hopefully at some point something will […]

15 Jun 2014

WIPs And An Interview

I’ve been doing a lot of behind the scenes work the past week. Tweaking my website, social networks and most excitingly: working on an awesome PDF project which I will be releasing within the next month or so. I’m super excited to share it with you, but I want it to be the best I can make it, so I’m not rushing it. I have this tendency to always want to do things quickly and yesterday NOW, so this is […]