Knowing a place

I'm halfway through a project at the moment and, true to form, I find myself itching to paint a landscape. Whenever I'm focused on a series of work (that doesn't involve landscapes whatsoever), I always feel the need to drop what I'm doing and escape to a painting of some open space. Like opening a … Continue reading Knowing a place

Jessica Kirkpatrick: Textile designer

Jess Kirkpatrick is a textile designer in love with the process of painting and illustration, as well as the "hands on" appeal of embroidering, weaving, and knitting. Her work combines elements of a painterly aesthetic into the textural world of textile. Jess's Instagram profile is a delight of print-making, pattern design, and stylistic illustration, as well … Continue reading Jessica Kirkpatrick: Textile designer

Thinking about symbolism…

Being about mid-way through the second painting of the series that I am currently working on, I think now would be a good time to share some of my thoughts about my current project. As is typically the case, the deeper I get into a project, the more it evolves away from the concept that … Continue reading Thinking about symbolism…

Painting personality

One of the things that I most enjoy about painting animals is trying to make the subject look like a real creature with a life of its own. Here, I'm not just referring to the visual elements of painting that might make something look realistic (like shape, colour, tone, texture, etc.) but to actually capturing … Continue reading Painting personality

Why I paint impressions

Studio Llewellyn is quiet at the moment, as I am just spending a little time tying up the loose ends of a couple of mini-projects that got a bit lost in the shadow of the "Season-spiration" series that is now complete and available for purchase in my Etsy shop. With that in mind, I thought … Continue reading Why I paint impressions