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)

http://www.pjpaintings.com

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Drawing Challenges

Greetings. I hope all is well with you.

I wasn’t able to do Salamanca Market today, so I thought I would write a re-cap of October’s drawings.

October is a busy month with the annual Inktober Challenge taking place. During this month, there is a prompt word for each day to produce a drawing from.

This is challenging enough but then I stumbled across Wombatober, which has a list of prompt words for the month of October too. I didn’t produce 62 drawings. I wish I had! But doing two paintings a day is a bit much when you are running a business, doing gallery duty, Salamanca Market and life in general. I’m glad I took up the challenges and produced what I did.

Here are my favourites:

Inktober –  Day 7 – Prompt Word “Trip”

Wombatober – Day 13 – Prompt Word “Dress Up”

Inktober – Day 16 – Prompt Word “Fowl”

The Australian Ibis is a native Australian bird. It has the unenviable “Bin Chicken’ nickname. Many of the ibis have moved into mainland Australian cities and they love to go through the rubbish bins. “Sooooo, you’re the one giving us a bad name!”, says the chicken.

Wombatober – Day 14 – Prompt Word “Toy”

“I want to join the circus when I grow up”.

Inktober – Day 24 – “Fairy”

Wombatober – Day 26 – Prompt Word “Swinging”

Inktober – Day 14 – “Empty”

The feeling you get when you arrive at the beach and it is empty, which is not a rare occurrence on island Tasmania with its just over 500,000 population.

Wombatober – Day 27 – Prompt Word “Warm Drink”

Some of these original paintings are for sale on my website. Most are approximately 20 x 20 cm, painted on Khadi Mill paper made from recycled cotton rags. www.pjpaintings.com/collections/originals

What have you been up to during the month of October?

Wishing you a great month with prompts that result in satisfying accomplishments and a day of pampering.

Wombatober – Day 18 – Prompt Word “Pamper Day”

Cheers for now, Patricia Hopwood-Wade

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
https://pjpaintings.com/collections/original-paintings

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

Hope you’re having a cheery day.

From, Patricia (PJ)

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.


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

http://www.pjpaintings.com

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

https://pjpaintings.com/collections/original-paintings

I hope your day is peachy and beachy. 🙂

Cheers, from PJ Paintings

Nest

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

Salamanca Market May 22, 2021

With the car packed to the ceiling, including the passenger seat (lucky I only have to merge lanes once driving to and from the market), I arrived at the market in semi-darkness, and eventually, despite having very cold toes, a stall emerged from the collection of folded tables, gazebo, crates, grills and the like.

A couple from Wollongong, who took advantage of the Take the Spirit of Tasmania sale, without an extra charge for your car travelling with you, were in a bit of a pickle. They didn’t book their trip back and found out that the earliest sail back with available car spaces is July!! He’s on leave from work, but he doesn’t have that much leave!!

A young Russian couple, permanent residents of New Zealand, stopped in and bought four greeting cards. They are taking advantage of the New Zealand and Australia travel bubble that has been negotiated between the two countries, with both currently experiencing low COVID infection rates.

A lady bought “Lazy Days” to post to her best friend’s four year old daughter that is living in Israel and scared with the bombs and sirens.

Lazy days

An A-3 sized “White Faced Scops Owls” print is going home to Melbourne and a Large “Salamanca Saturdays” tote bag is going back to the Central Coast, NSW.

A Salamanca Saturdays tote bag, made in Australia and washable
White Faced Scops Owls

A young man from Melbourne, looked through all the greeting cards, and said that this was his favourite. He loved it and bought it. This painting came into being through my involvement with the annual #Inktober Facebook Challenge, which happens every October. The challenge is to do a drawing everyday for the entire month of October. Prompt words are provided for each day. The prompt word for this drawing was “poisonous”.

A Spotty Rest Spot

A couple purchased two prints to post to the United Kingdom. They bought “Lazy Days” and “Salamanca Fresh”.

Salamanca Fresh

A paramedic from Brisbane, taking a 10 day holiday, purchased “Afternoon Siesta” and “Sea Life” prints.

Afternoon Siesta
Sea Life

A couple of ladies, from Warrnambool, Victoria, just visiting for the weekend, purchased a whale print and “Who says emus can’t fly!?”

Who says emus can’t fly!?

Quite a few “Under My Red Umbrella” tote bags went and five of my small original paintings sold, including my last little platypus painting. I thought of a new idea for my platypus paintings during the night and unfortunately I got so excited about I couldn’t sleep!

Under My Red Umbrella tote bag
One of the small originals, titled “Diggity-dig” that sold yesterday

Wishing everybody a great upcoming week and thank you for your continued interest and encouragement of my art.

Cheers, Patricia (PJ)

P.S. Prints are available at http://www.pjpaintings.com