Friday, 1 May 2015

#ARTYPROJECT | update 2

It's update time again, and this week I've been doing a bit more research for the blogger #Artyproject and getting my paintbrushes out for the first time in far too long!  I love portraiture, and with the theme for this project being Beauty there was no better excuse to start sketching my favourite subject matter again.  I love watercolours, so I took to Pinterest to look up some modern watercolour portraits - with some rather lovely results!  The collage I made below is made up entirely of images I found on Pinterest, with two portraits being painted by my favourite person ever, Marilyn Manson (yup, he paints), one by the uber talented Marion Bolognese and a couple of others too.  

As you can kind of see from the collage, I am really loving the idea of bright colours all running into each other to create some beautiful portrait paintings, and in my first picture are some quick paintings I did myself inspired by this style.  I like the obvious beauty that comes through in these style of paintings, and I think using watercolours in this way will be interesting to experiment with and apply to some of the old Hollywood style portraits I plan to create.  

I haven't really got much more to say on the project yet, it is still very much a work in progress!  I have to say though, it has been a great boredom buster whilst I've been off sick from work this week - researching for this + Netflix is a pretty good medicine! xx



  1. I love doing art projects, I just finished a 5 hour exam in art the other day! This is so fabulous btw love watercolour! X

    Chilled summer evening look over at-

  2. Sooo curious about the outcome of your watercolour idea! x

  3. You *need* to check out Agnes Cecile's work, you will love it!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

  4. I will be working with watercolor pencils but in a geometric way, just filling in. Your inspiration is beautiful, I like the first one on the second row.

  5. these are so gorgeous!

    from helen at

  6. These look gorgeous! Good luck with it! xx

  7. Lovely update - I can't wait to see what you will do for your final piece especially with the watercolours :) I look forward to the next update too xx


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