Running uphill; rolling down

If you're following me on Instagram, you'll know that I'm midway through the final  painting in the season-inspired series that I'm currently working on. I've posted regular updates on the progress of this painting: from composition sketch, to underpainting, and now building up layers of colour and texture. The last stage of the painting will … Continue reading Running uphill; rolling down

finished oil pastel drawing

Pastelling like paint

I recently told you guys that I have started a new oil pastel project geared around the season-inspired flora and fauna paintings that I've been working on the past couple of months. A few of these oil pastel wildlife studies are now listed in my Etsy shop, and a new one will be added today … Continue reading Pastelling like paint

Starting a new project… or a journey

If you're already following me on Instagram, you'll know that I've just started a new seascape painting (it's actually also a figurative work - it features my little girl on the beach, bucket in hand, adapted from a photograph I took a couple of years ago - another cute memory that I wanted to preserve). Although … Continue reading Starting a new project… or a journey

When art just doesn’t go to plan!?#@*

As with all creative activities, the process of making art is an end in itself. Of course, it's fantastic when we come up with (in our humble opinions) absolute masterpieces, but mostly artists just make art for the love of making art. So what happens when art doesn't go to plan? You know those days … Continue reading When art just doesn’t go to plan!?#@*

The challenge of making art daily

Hi everyone, welcome back to Studio Llewellyn! Today's post comes to you from my dining room table. I have a cup of tea on my left side, a plate of toast on my right, an easel in the corner and art supplies all over the floor. This is a normal part of my day - … Continue reading The challenge of making art daily