Nesting

Some of my friends said that I shouldn’t add paint to Day #9’s Inktober Challenge’s prompt word “Nest”. They really liked it as it was. So, I left it, but I found myself thinking of it as not finished, so I couldn’t let go of it.


I like to finish art work. Having almost finished or half done art work around me seems to act as a block to starting new paintings. It niggles away at the back of my mind. So, apologies to those who thought I should not add paint because I added paint. What do you think? Should I or should I have not???

Nesting with paint
Nesting without paint

The original “Nesting”, with paint, (lol) is available at https://pjpaintings.com/collections/original-paintings/products/nesting

I hope your week is going well.

Cheers, from Patricia (PJ)

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Fairy

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:
https://pjpaintings.com/collections/original-paintings/products/may-all-your-dreams-come-true-an-original-watercolour-PJ

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


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:

Gaygoyle
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

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I hope your day is peachy and beachy. 🙂

Cheers, from PJ Paintings

Trip

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

Flame

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
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Scallop

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

Scurry

Day 2 of the Inktober Challenge. The prompt word for today is “scurry”. I associate this word with squirrels, so that’s what I drew. I’ve drawn my squirrels with an Artline pen.

Squirrels

I hope you’re having a great weekend.

Cheers for now, from Patricia (PJ)

Gargoyle

Today is October 1st and that can only mean one thing…. the Inktober Challenge has commenced! What is the Inktober Challenge, you may ask? Jake Parker created Inktober in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide event. There are no strict rules. An Inktober prompt list that you can choose to follow or not is released. The aim is to draw a picture every day of the month of October. You can combine prompts into one drawing too. https://inktober.com/

My emus have been doing their warm-ups and are ready to get on with the challenge.

The first word on the prompt list is “Gargoyle”. I drew my picture with an Artline pen and then added watercolour.

Day 1 – “Gargoyle” Drawn with ink pen
then I added watercolour

All the best to those who are also embarking on the Inktober Challenge or any other challenge.

Cheers, from Pj Paintings

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Painted Inktober pictures

The month of October has past and so has #Inktober2020. Most of my Inktober drawings tell a story. I have started the process of painting them. Here’s a few that have been painted.

Awwww, there’s nothing like reading a good book in the fresh air and warm sunshine… that is until the neighbourhood wombat decides to start building its home next to you and flicks up dirt onto your book!!!

This picture was drawn for the prompt word “dig” -DAY 24.

Run! A storm is coming.

This picture was drawn for the prompt word “storm” -DAY 17.

Who would have thought that people (and emus) would be buying brand new jeans that are ripped!

This picture was drawn for the prompt words “rip” and “float” -DAY 23 and 28.

Thank you for visiting and journeying with me on my unfurling art journey.

These original paintings are for sale at https://pjpaintings.com/collections/original-paintings