Category Archives: Life book 2017

Life Book 2017 painting – Finding Peace

I finished another life book lesson! This painting represents finding peace within a busy urban environment, as some of you may know in 2015 I experienced a huge change in the peacefulness of my area when a concentrated flight path for Heathrow Airport was diverted to over my home with no warning!!! I am moving!!
Finding Peace painting joanne seale

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New Painting – Life Book 2017

Hello everyone, it feels like ages since I’ve posted a painting here, so I have a lot of catching up to do and will be sharing some of my sketches and art journal work over the coming weeks.

I managed to make a new Life Book 2017 painting!! yay.. I am soo behind with these.
I tried a new technique with this painting, our teacher asked us to use water soluble crayons (I love these!!), charcoal and white paint to create a rather soulful image.

I took it a bit further by adding india ink that I tinted with the watercolour crayons, it was amazing… tinted india ink is such a beautiful media to work with and I found I could create more depth and contrast that I usually add to my paintings.

I will experiment with it some more..

soulful you painting joanne seale

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New Painting – `We have each other’ Life Book 2017

I recently finished another Life Book 2017 painting Yay!
This one is called ‘We have each other’ and was originally supposed to be the blue elephant, but I decided to add a pink horse and cute little Fennec fox.
I named the painting ‘We have each other’ because the creatures are all so vastly different from their natural realistic counterparts that I figured they would have formed a sort of club of ‘Animals with differences’ :P and supported each other :)
we have each other painting joanne seale

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New Painting – Flowers of Gratitude

I finished another Life Book 2017 painting yay!!!
This one is called flowers of gratitude and I do have a lot to be grateful for right now.
I started a new job which I absolutely adore and am so happy to have moved on from the company I’ve worked for for what seems like most of my life… ALL CHANGE IS GOOD!!

This painting took me out of my comfort zone somewhat as we were asked to paint a semi realistic yet whimsical portrait in watercolours.. a medium I have had little practice with.
But I love the bright colours of the flowers and the intriguing expressions on the lady’s faces.
I hope you like it too :)
flowers of gratitude painting joanne seale

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Crystal heart life book 2017 lesson

This is the actual crystal heart life book lesson that I deviated from quite a bit in the previous picture.
Its amazing how the same lesson can be interpreted so differently

crystal heart painting joanne seale

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Tree of Life – Life Book 2017

This painting was inspired by Effy Wild’s lesson for Life Book 2017, I love the colours!
tree of life painting joanne seale

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Tree of Life work in progress 

Start of Tree of Life painting for Life Book 2017 :)

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