I’ve been slightly obsessed with vintage portrait paintings for a while now. Whether a solo artwork resting casually atop a hutch or a striking gallery which consumes an entire wall, they seem to impart such a lovely sense of depth, interest and character. Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source ....Continue reading….
I’ve been meaning to share this little project for ages. About six months back, I decided it was finally time to get something up on the blank wall above Charlotte’s desk. Initially, I’d been toying with the idea of a big chalkboard or over-sized art piece (like a vintage number chart or old world map)… ....Continue reading….
Following this previous post (where I offered a free digital download of a large-scale heron illustration), I received a heap of requests for an additional printable to accompany the initial artwork. And of course, I could totally understand why some of your guys wanted two artworks – hung side-by-side in a long vertical space (such ....Continue reading….
UPDATE I have created a second free large-scale download of a beautiful crane to accompany this heron for anyone who’s after two artworks. Find it here. After publishing the post about my DIY large-scale art a few weeks back, I received quite a few requests for a free printable version of my edited image. I ....Continue reading….
UPDATE You can now download my full-size, high-resolution edited heron artwork as a FREE printable here. Before I get into how an inanimate object brought me to tears, let’s talk about this artwork. If you’ve been following along with the living-dining room makeover at my parent’s house, you might recall I was initially planning to ....Continue reading….
I bookmarked an amazing site a few years ago though only got around to checking it out properly just recently. It’s called Plant Illustrations and, as the name suggests, is an extensive online catalogue of public domain scientific plant illustrations scanned from old books. One of the great things about this site is its search ....Continue reading….
If you follow me socially you may have already seen a little snippet of this project. I wasn’t going to dedicate a whole blog post to it, though in the end I decided it really does deserve one. Ages ago you might recall I published a post about the work of naturalist James John Audubon ....Continue reading….
Ever since spying a collection of antique-style typographic signs in a boutique homewares store a few years back my love for their understated appeal has done nothing but blossom. It seems the charm of these simple yet striking pieces also isn’t lost on others, as over the last few months I’ve been seeing them more ....Continue reading….
Okay, here it is. Just in case you missed it, in this recent post I innocently posed the question of an abstract art tutorial following the surprising success of my own flukey attempt. I thought there might be a little interest though the response was actually overwhelming! Seems abstract art tutorials are in high demand. ....Continue reading….
In keeping with my completely, absolutely, totally not weird obsession with budget-friendly wall art I wanted to share a really cool and easy way to create your very own custom ‘paintings’. I’m sure many of you are familiar with the concept of digitally turning photos into paintings, and maybe some of you have already played ....Continue reading….