Saturday, 29 June 2013


The foreground and essence of my painting is very slowly developing!  I have got the basis of the fireworks in now.  When the paint is dry i will then add more detail.  The sky needs to break through more, at the moment they are too solid.  But it's no good trying with all that wet white paint on the canvas!

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Background Prep

The background for my new painting is now prepared.  I'm looking forward to adding in the most exciting parts next week when the paint is dry!  If you're wondering what i'm painting, it should all become clear very soon!

Saturday, 15 June 2013

The Start Of Something New

After not painting for a few weeks now because of the summer term break, i decided that in order to keep sane i needed to get the paints out again!  So i sorted out my studio, got set up and started on a new adventure!
I had lots of scumbling fun today, preparing my background!

Friday, 14 June 2013

Polaroid Notes

My runner up prize arrived today from Tigerprint!  I got a box of 20 different notecards and envelopes which all have quirky, arty polaroid photos on them and i also got a lovely magazine with information about their studio.  Thanks, Tigerprint!

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Friday, 7 June 2013

Runner Up!

What a good start to the day it was to find out that my lighthouse photograph was chosen as a runner up in the Tigerprint photographic blank card competition!  I got some lovely comments too!  I've even learned that "bokeh" is the technique i have used for achieving the out of focus (glimmers of light) areas!

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Photographic Blank Card Designs

This month i have entered the tigerprint competition to submit a photograph than can be used on a blank card.  Therefore the image has to work for any occasion.  As this is such a wide brief i decided to trawl though my many photographs and found the most appealing and then added my own special added touches by using some filters and playing around with effects.  And here they are...............

Monday, 3 June 2013

Quincy Lampshade Design

I submitted a few of my designs to Quincy Lampshades, a fabulous company who produce some lovely patterned shades.  I am so pleased to say that one of my designs has made it into the voting pole!  Anyone wanting to have a closer look or to vote for my design, here is the link
Please note that i am listed as my married name "Proudman"