Sunday, 8 January 2012

New Flower Challenge and an Etsy shop launched!

I didn't quite make the finish with the leaf challenge but it doesn't mean I can't try again! I did quite a lot some of which I was pleased with and others not so!
So thought I'd have another go but this time with flowers!  Maybe one week at a time so that it's not too overwhelming. Here's number 1. Tulip

A very pink tulip! Some Permanaenent rose and Quin magenta for this one. I tend to avoid the Opera rose, which is bright but transient, so can fade. I try to work only with ASTM rating I and II paints. ASTM is the standard for paint testing

 I've also created an Etsy shop to sell some of my smaller works and sketches produced as part of the challenges

It seems like a good way for an arist to sell more affordable art works, such as small originals, prints and cards. The only problem is that it's very large and difficult to find things and theres a good chance of buying more than I sell!   


  1. Stunning tulip Dianne - love the colours and very happy to hear you have your works on Etsy xx

  2. Molto bello Dianne !!! and Buona fortuna for your new Challange

  3. Beautiful work Dianne - it has a lovely contemplative quality... I'm just off to look at your new Etsy shop - best of luck with it.

    Happy New Year:)

  4. Well done on taking up your challenge, good luck. I lok forward to seeing your pieces. The tulip looks so soft and the velvety texture is gorgeous. :)