I’ve enjoyed painting these little birds the past couple of weeks. Here’s another little bird, called a Blue Waxbill, from Southern Africa. The bright, bright blue contrasted against the copper breast is just stunning, it’s such a naturally gorgeous bird. I added a bit of gold mica leaf to the breast, just to really make it pretty and shimmery. I love this little bird so much that I decided to put it on a greetings card. So, you can pick up a little original painting on a card, to send to a friend or family member. 🙂 The Blue Waxbill painting has been added to the new greeting card shop online, so go and have a look now.
I was inspired by a photographer I saw on Instagram – and I believe it may have been in the Nat Geo account! – @nickybluephoto
Here is the artwork I produced for the show tickets:
The theme for the aerial silks show was Good vs. Evil and the costumes were painted in acrylics on fabric (it worked surprisingly well onto black lycra, although during stunts the friction meant some of the paint transferred onto the silks). Heidi Dowie and I came up with a nature inspired design between us, much of it being done off the cuff straight onto the fabric! More pics coming soon of the costumes!
We are busy preparing for the local aerial silks show we are performing for the next 3 weeks. As per usual over December it was manic, and I’ve been spending far too much time eating chocolate and in the car to visit family. I’m nervous and excited to see if our rehearsals have paid off. We’ve got one full dress rehearsal on sunday and then it’s go, go, go!
I have very few tickets left, so if you would to come and see us, please do let me know. It’s £10 per head.
Sat 18th jan 6:30pm
Sat 25th jan 6:30pm
Sat 1st feb 6:30pm
Do you like our tickets? I made the graphic. 🙂 I’ll be posting the full aerial silks shoot soon, I promise! I am also helping with proofing and the photographs for my mum’s new book – almost 200 photos to make publish-ready. The deadline is looming and we’re almost done – it has been very, very busy the last few weeks with my work too as well as all these projects!
I recently took some photographs for local Aerial Silks instructor Kelly Horne to use for promotional purposes. We had a great time taking the photos, and I’m slowly working my way through all of them, editing them whenever I can.
Here are a couple of my favourites so far!
To check out Kelly’s classes you can find her on facebook here or on her website here: www.kellyhorneaerialsilks.com