I stare dreamy eyed at my palette, taking in all the glorious colours I've collected over the years. I plunge my brush into my favourite blue, guide it across my paper, return for some green, and then red, and brown and so on. The painting starts to look finished and I snap out of my … Continue reading Experimenting with colour triads
Exciting news, I’m pleased to announce that I’ve joined Patreon! This means you can now directly support my quiet little dreams by donating some of your spare pennies through the site. As you might have guessed selling postcards in the street doesn’t exactly earn me the big dollars, but I’m hoping that with your kindness … Continue reading Show some support!
There were no more yellow arrows to follow. My direction was no longer dictated for me. Santiago had come and gone, and I had no idea what I was supposed to do next. The post-Camino blues is real, and I had it bad. I panicked, walked the camino again, panicked some more, google image searched … Continue reading Barcelona
At some point in the last three months my wildest dreams have become a reality. When I started this site I chose the name "Everyday Residency" because that was my aim: to turn my life into an artists residency. I wanted to paint, play and explore every day, but as is the case with most … Continue reading Artista Peregrina
I'm excited to say that in just over a week I'll be starting my second camino, walking the french way to Santiago de Compostela! I know a few of you have walked this route too, and enjoyed reminiscing over my last Camino sketchbook so, just like before, I'll be painting as I go and posting … Continue reading Camino 2017
Lately it feels like I've been smashing my head against a brick wall. Despite a load of field trips, my good intentions to get down to it and draw something GOOD are getting me nowhere. I've dragged myself up mountains only to find my hand can't translate the views. I've sat in cafes and ruined … Continue reading Try something completely different
This week in the research section I've been talking about focusing on your "go to" tools, the ones you use all time. Now, that's great if you've been drawing for a while and you already know what works best for you, but maybe you're new to all this and you aren't really sure what your … Continue reading Love your tools – Nikko nibs