Ponytail Bouquet

Hello everybody,

I hope that all is good in your world.

I’m falling behind with my posting for the two drawing challenges I’m participating in this month!

Here’s my drawing for the Inktober Challenge’s Day 6 and 18. The prompt word for Day 6 is “bouquet” and for Day 18 the prompt word is “ponytail”.

Off to the Party!

original painting is available at

Now, I need to find myself a funky, purple jumpsuit! Probably not. lol

Hope you’re having a cheery day.

From, Patricia (PJ)



Day 24 of the Inktober Challenge. Prompt word 24 is “fairy”.

A wish from the Emu Fairy. You may have not known that emu fairies existed but here is proof that they do. 🙂

may all your dreams come true

The “May All Your Dreams Come True” painting was first drawn with an Artline pen and then watercolour paint was added. I painted it on 310gsm watercolour paper, approximately 21 x 26 cm, and it has my full name and signature on the back.

Initial Artline pen drawing

The original painting is available at:

Thank you for visiting and I send you good wishes for dreams coming true.

Bin Chicken

So…., you’re the one giving us a bad name.

The Australian white ibis, due to its increasing presence in urban settings and its past-time of rummaging in rubbish bins with its long, curved beak, has acquired the “bin chicken” or “tip turkey” nicknames. It is becoming an icon of Australia’s popular culture despite that some of the population view them as a pest and aren’t too enamoured with their new-found hobby.

The Australian white ibis is a native Australian bird.

Day 16 Inktober Challenge – prompt word: fowl

Cheers, PJ


Midway Point

We’re midway through the Inktober Challenge so I thought I would have a review of what has been drawn so far, in Hobart, Tasmania, rather than discuss Midway Point, Tasmania. https://landsalestasmania.com.au/local-attractions-the-peninsula-at-midway-point

I have combined some of the prompts. Here’s all the pictures that I’ve drawn for Inktober’s first half of the challenge, ten in total.

Day 1
Prompt word: Gargoyle
Day 2
Prompt word: Scurry
Day 3 & 5
Prompt words: Bat and Flame
Day 4 & 8
Prompt words; Scallop and Match (her bathing suit and towel match)
Day 6
Prompt word: Bouquet
Day 7
Prompt word: Trip

Day 9 & 11
Prompt words: Nest and Eagle
Day 10
Prompt word: Crabby
Day 12 & 13
Prompt words: Forget and Kind (it’s kind to offer to share your towel when you’ve forgotten yours)
Day 14
Prompt word: Empty (the feeling you have when you arrive at the beach and find it is empty)

My favourite drawings from the first half of the Inktober Challenge are:

Off to the Beach
Get Well Soon
Bon Voyage!
Beach Date

Which are your favourites?

Happy Inktober to all those enjoying it, in whichever way. https://pjpaintings.com/collections/original-paintings

Cheers, Patricia (PJ) Hopwood-Wade

Kindly Forget

When you “forget” your towel, you appreciate the “kind” offer to share a towel.

Drawn with an Artline pen. I gave one of the emus hairy legs. (lol)

Inktober Challenge’s Day 12 prompt word is “Forget” and Day 13 is “Kind”.
It’s a bit of a stretch but I just couldn’t think of anything else. We’re almost halfway there! 🙂

Beach Day


I hope your day is peachy and beachy. 🙂

Cheers, from PJ Paintings


Here’s my drawing for Day 9 of the Inktober Challenge. The prompt word is “nest”.

“Nest” drawn with an Artline Pen

I also drew this with Day 11’s prompt word “eagle” in mind and drew a little eagle comfortably waiting for its dinner.

I hope you are feeling comfy too.

Cheers, Patricia Hopwood-Wade


Hello everybody,

It’s Day 7 of the Inktober Challenge https://inktober.com/ and today’s prompt word is “trip”.

I love painting emus and seeing the smiles spread over people’s faces when they see the emus’ antics. This stylishly dressed emu is off on a trip with her turquoise suitcase with a large Bon Voyage sticker plastered on it. This will make it easy to spot on the baggage carousel!

Firstly, I drew “Bon Voyage” with an Artline pen
“Bon Voyage” with watercolour added

I liked this one so much that I’ve had it professionally photographed for prints. Prints are printed on 310gsm print version of William Turner watercolour paper with archival inks.  The texture of the paper and quality of inks used often generates the ‘is this an original?’ question. I think that this picture would make a great gift for those who love travelling and anybody associated with the travel industry. It’s available at: https://pjpaintings.com/collections/emus/products/bon-voyage-an-emu-watercolour-print

I hope that you are travelling well, regardless if you’re travelling or not. 🙂

Cheers, Patricia (PJ) Hopwood-Wade


Day 5 of the Inktober Challenge. The prompt word is “flame”.

Roasting marshmallows over a campfire brings back fond childhood memories for many.

“Oz Camping” drawn with an Artline pen

“Oz Camping” also has Day 3’s prompt word in it – “bat”. Not many Australian families would go off camping without packing a cricket bat. It’s a great game to play at the beach or any open area.

Oz Camping

Wishing you a great day and I hope that you’re able to work some relaxation time into your day.

Cheers, from Patricia


Day 4 of the Inktober Challenge and the prompt word for today is “scallop”.
My funky emu is wearing her beach jewellery for her day at the seaside. Drawn with an Artline pen first with watercolour added afterwards.

“Scallop” drawn on 310gsm William Turner paper

Thanks for visiting and I hope you are enjoying a sunshiny day.

Cheers, Patricia (PJ) Hopwood-Wade