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Tutorial – Standing Hearts made with watercolor pencils!!

Hello!! I hope you are doing good and are enjoying the crisp January days!!

In my latest tutorial we will be making these gorgeous Standing Hearts!!
They are a celebratory standing ovation for your own heart, thanking it for all the beats it has given and the beats yet to come!
It is a promise to look after your heart with good food and exercise, and to protect it from harm, whilst keeping it open to all the goodness that life has to offer!

I hope you enjoy making this heart with me, and I would love to see your version of the Standing Heart!!

Here is the tutorial video

standing hearts tutorial art craft joanne seale

standing hearts tutorial art craft joanne seale

standing hearts tutorial art craft joanne seale

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Tutorial – How to make watercolor pencil bookmarks!!

Hello everyone!! I hope you are well and enjoying the very first days of a new decade!!
I didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions this year as I think every day should be a opportunity for newness!
Can you imagine how good it feels to wake up in the morning and step into a new you? So that by bed time you have become a slightly better version of yourself?
That one step can be a great journey all of its own.

Maybe you have decided to start arting for the first time?

In this video I can show you how to use simple watercolor pencils to create some colourful bookmarks!!
I hope you have a go at making them and please do share them in the Facebook group!

I didn’t use references for my fishes but if you need some ideas to work from here is a link to a Pinterest search for colourful fishes
Pinterest fishes

watercolor bookmark tutorial joanne seale

watercolor bookmark tutorial joanne seale

watercolor bookmark tutorial joanne seale

watercolor bookmark tutorial joanne seale

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How To Start Arting With Watercolor Pencils! – Tutorial

Hello Again! I hope you are well and enjoying the start of 2020!! Whooo
Today I would like to share with you a new tutorial video specially for those of you who want to start arting for the first time.

I started my art journey in 2012 when I bought a tin of watercolor pencils and a pad of paper, my creative outlets at that time were video, creating visuals for concerts and events as well as producing short videos for TV companies etc.

I wanted to expand my creative vocabulary and learn to paint and draw, watercolor pencils seemed the easiest way to start and I want to show how you too can start a colourful art journey with a handful of pencils and some paper.

Today we will be painting my Kudu antelope design which I have linked below the video.
Please feel free to save this and print it for colouring with watercolor pencils.

In the video I will show you how to get started.

If you would like to share your creations please feel free to join the facebook group here
https://www.facebook.com/groups/396397334349228/

and upload your first paintings! It’s soooo exciting!

Kudu eanteliope coloring colouring page design joanne seale

watercolor pencil kudu tutorial joanne seale

watercolor pencil kudu tutorial joanne seale

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‘Tree of Life’ Giclee Print!!

tree of life painting giclee print joanne seale

Hello everyone!! I hope you are good and all set for celebrating the new year!! Whooo we made it!
One year has passed and I’m sure we are all looking forward to starting 2020 with a bang!
I know I am.

Watch out for some new content that I will be posting on New Year’s Day, I think you will enjoy it. :)

I would like to conclude ‘Tree of Life’ month by offering you these hand printed and signed prints.

As you know I created this Tree of Life painting to show how the needs of a tree are very similar to the needs of a person.
It is a creative representation of self care and personal growth that can adorn your wall and inspire you every day.
It can be found here
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/752574696/tree-of-life-art-print

tree of life painting giclee print joanne seale

tree of life painting giclee print joanne seale

tree of life painting giclee print joanne seale

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New Painting!* – “Slickness” Acrylic on canvas

Hello everyone! I hope you are well and had a great xmas day!!
I am still totally stuffed on turkey, stuffing, Brussels sprouts and homemade apple and blackberry pie with cream.. yum!
Hopefully I will go on some nice walks at the weekend to burn it all off, maybe along the River Thames path from Greenwich to London Bridge, its such a nice walk with plenty to look at and loads of cafes etc en route!

I have been working on this ‘Slickness’ painting on and off for several months now. It is by far the largest canvas I have ever attempted to paint and without an easel too!!

The painting is of Slick Woods holding the sneaker she designed for a high street brand.
I was impressed by her design skills, entrepreneurial spirit and creativity, so decided to paint her!!
Now that she is finished I have a bit more space in my ‘Art Palace’ to start a new large canvas :)

slickness slick woods art painting joanne seale

slickness slick woods art painting joanne seale

slickness slick woods art painting joanne seale

slickness slick woods art painting joanne seale

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New Art Cushions!! Tree of Life Month

Tree of Life month continues with this delightful cushion, perfect for snuggling on the sofa with a cup of tea and good book!!..Ok Netflix lol 😂 you can find it here https://society6.com/product/tree-of-life2218276_pillow
Watch out for more Tree of Life goodies throughout the week yay!!!

art cushion joanne seale

You can read more about what inspired my tree of life painting here..
https://phloem.co.uk/2019/12/04/new-greetings-card-tree-of-life-month/

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Lazy Sunday – Self Portrait

I’ve been enjoying a lazy Sunday lie in whilst deciding whether or not I should visit Greenwich Market in London, it’s cold out there!

I grew up in Greenwich and always enjoyed visiting the arts, crafts and antiques market on a Sunday, it became a ritual amongst my friends to meet there for Sunday lunch and take a walk in the park, happy days!

I still have some pieces of art and antiques that I collected at that time!

Last night I continued working on my self portrait, it’s almost finished now..

joanne seale self portrait art painting

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