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Guinea Pig Portrait

Piper the Guinea Pig Portrait A Guinea Pig Portrait in Coloured Pencil by Ellie Burdett Guinea Pig in Coloured Pencil By Ellie Burdett A very special and quite a long journey overseas was the happy result of this artwork……. This… Continue Reading →

Black Cat in Coloured Pencil

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Black Cat in Coloured Pencil George the Cat in Coloured Pencil By Ellie Burdett Well here we go – happy birthday Ellie – with a massive smile on my face because my wonderful husband has brought me a full set… Continue Reading →

Serenity Zebra Painting in Acrylic

Serenity Zebra Acrylic Painting “Serenity” Acrylic Zebra Painting with Damask Stripe and Butterflies by Ellie Burdett By Ellie Burdett “Serenity” Zebra Acrylic Painting with a Teal Damask Stripe and Butterflies.   A wonderful challenge this painting was to be, all I… Continue Reading →

Reflections Surreal Acrylic Painting

Reflections a Surreal Acrylic Painting “Reflections” A Surreal Acrylic Painting by Ellie Burdett By Ellie Burdett Reflections….to date one of my favourite paintings I have completed so far on my artistic journey.  From choosing and editing the original image to… Continue Reading →

Springer Spaniel in Acrylic

Painting a Springer Spaniel in Acrylic creating a custom pet portrait in light-fast acrylic paint on canvas By Ellie Burdett The goal this week is to paint a pet portrait in acrylic paint on canvas, not an easy task if… Continue Reading →

Dragon Painting in Acrylic

Dragon Painting in Acrylic Dragon Painting in Acrylic with a flame background Blog by Ellie Burdett An Artistic Journey Starting with a small canvas I painted it black…..I wanted to do flames for the first time with the airbrush……I had… Continue Reading →

Moonlight Unicorn in Acrylic

Moonlight Unicorn in Acrylic A dreamy painting in a combination of acrylic hand painting & airbrushing Blog by Ellie Burdett An Artistic Journey Introducing the second in this series of unicorn is the Moonlight Unicorn a variation from the Midnight… Continue Reading →

Otter Painting in Acrylic

Otter Painting in Acrylic an original artwork

Owl in Flight

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Owl in Flight - Acrylic Painting

www.ellieartwork.com I wasn’t sure where this picture was going when I started it.......always a risk; not to pre-plan, my only idea was clouds. So off I went and painted the sky with layers of pastel coloured paint that took my fancy in a diagonal fashion. Why diagonally - I’m not sure....maybe because I’m left handed. After drying I automatically went for the airbrush to layer in the clouds using a very wobbly and torn piece of paper that took my eye.

Method:

I studied the clouds for some time and realised the most obvious subject would be an owl in flight (of course....strange artistic mind). Using transfer paper I moved my sketch to the canvas and lightly painted the outline with unbleached titanium white. I then filled out the owl with more unbleached titanium white following the direction of the feathers and matching my paints strokes to the shapes of the feathers. I gradually added variations of colour for the feathers details using different shades of brown darker to lighter. Final feather highlights were then added in titanium white. A few washes with glazing medium further defined the colours and finished with a coat of medium gloss varnish.

Supplies list:

  • Liquitex Basics paint
  • Creatix spray paint
  • Neo Iwata airbrush
  • 40cm x 40cm square art in a canvas 280gsm
  • Liquitex heavy body unbleached titanium white

Artists note:

I actually thought this project would make a really good cushion so curiosity being what it is went on to order a print. Happy painting Ellie.

An original painting in acrylic

Gold Almond Blossom Painting;

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  • Liquitex basics paint
  • Liquitex glazing medium
  • Liqutex full body unbleached titanium white
  • Iwata airbrush with creatix paint
  • Master series brushes (philbert)
  • Proart Polar brushes (round)
  Method: A much enjoyed variation of the usual colour for almond blossom paintings in gold.  I wanted to create a painting with warmer colours on this occasion and choose this variation of a well known.  I started this painting by mixing liquitex basics to form a near gold colour and covered the canvas over.  I graduated the colour as I reached the centre of the canvas to achieve a variance in the depth of the background. Following this, I used unbleached titanium white to form the basis of the of the tree.  I then used various colours to build up the detail of the bark to include hoockers green, yellow, unbleached titanium white, white (for the highlights) and various browns.  I then added in the blossoms using initially a shade of blue that I had coloured matched for the painting from the outset.  On seeing the final product with the blue blossoms, I realised that this wasn't the theme I was looking for so decided on a change..... I managed to find a complementary colour for the blossoms that I was happy with, by adding a shade of yellow in with unbleached titanium white.  The accent colours of green were then added. I went over the whole painting with Glazing medium from Liquitex and left to dry for twenty four hours.  After the painting had dried, I sprayed it with Liqitex matt finish spray.  I patiently waited another day before finally giving two coats of Liquitex medium gloss varnish. Again another painting I very much enjoyed.....with each painting, I learn more and more.......here I learnt that with acrylic painting - it is a very forgiving medium in that if you are not happy with it you can change even the colour scheme by;
  • painting over the top when completely dry
  • using a hint of colour with glazing medium to change the tones and colours
 

Final artists note:  This was the first painting that I used gloss varnish with (I have previously used mat varnish), I was very pleased with the gloss varnish as it enhanced the colours of the final piece - something to definitely repeat again and again......

 

Materials: Liquitex basics paint Liquitex glazing medium Liqutex full body unbleached titanium white Iwata airbrush with creatix paint Master series brushes (philbert) Proart Polar brushes (round)   Method: A much enjoyed variation of the usual colour for almond blossom paintings… Continue Reading →

Coloured Pencil Dog Portrait

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Materials:

  • Pablo Caran Darche Coloured Pencils
  • Strathmoore Paper
  • Caran Darche Luminance White Pencil
  • Zest it pencil blender
 

Method:

This piece was defiantly a labour of love, as I did not want to compromise the paper for the drawing, I first sketched out the drawing on a regular sketch pad then transferred the image with transfer paper (white) a great new must have for both drawings and paintings.  I progressively added layer by layer of fur, working from the top of the drawing down.  A bit of a tip here...I used tracing paper to cover the area of the drawing I was working on to prevent any residue from my hands to the paper.  Final layers were blended out with zest it. The hardest part I found was the choice of paper - I tried different colours, white, black, tan then settled on brown paper, it was the only colour that I felt sat well with the brown lab.  I also tried many techniques to achieve the brown fur and discovered the only way was to start with lighter tones of grey and brown and gradually work darker.  Final highlights and white tones were added using the Luminance pencil which is extremely good at pulling out white and highlights on top of coloured pencil drawings I found.  My favourite part of this drawing has to be my first attempt at the metal collar clasp using a combination of grey and luminance white, pretty pleased with the result for a first attempt.  

Materials: Pablo Caran Darche Coloured Pencils Strathmoore Paper Caran Darche Luminance White Pencil Zest it pencil blender   Method: This piece was defiantly a labour of love, as I did not want to compromise the paper for the drawing, I first… Continue Reading →

Moonlight Whale Tail Acrylic Painting:

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Moonlight Acrylic Whale Tail Painting:

Supplies List:

  • Liquitex basics paint
  • Creatix Paint
  • Neo Iwata Airbrush
  • Stencil for sky background
  • Liquitex glazing medium
  • Artina Canvas
  • Pro-art brushes

Method:

I Painted the sky with a mix of phalo green and phalo blue then airbrushed over a space feel with the stencil.  For the main body of the base drawing, I used a water-soluble pencil to sketch out the outline (this ensured no pencil marks were visible after painting). I next layered in the mountains working from the furthest away from the viewer.  Several layers were applied to include Grey (base colour), purple, blue, white and burn't umber. The tree line was next and blocked in with hookers green with subsequent layers of lighter green shades mixed down gradually with white.  There were around four layers of green to complete the look.  I find layers add depth to the painting and give a good level of contrast. Unusually I outlined the whale tails before putting in the background - a bit of an experiment as usually I would finish the background and then add fore ground detail.  Varations of phalo blue and phalo green where again used to create the ocean, detailing with light blue sea foam finally highlighted with white. The whale tails were painted using a deep grey tone mixing titanium white with mars black. Detail over the fins again using lighter version of the blue tones above and finished with titanium white Finally water falling from the fins and around the base of the whale tails was added to ensure that the whale tails looked part of the sea rather than just stuck on.  I did enjoy this piece - especially learning ocean colour variations.  The great thing about acrylic painting is that if you don't like the colour scheme you can paint or glaze right over the top (as long as the previous layers are dry).

Moonlight Acrylic Whale Tail Painting: Supplies List: Liquitex basics paint Creatix Paint Neo Iwata Airbrush Stencil for sky background Liquitex glazing medium Artina Canvas Pro-art brushes Method: I Painted the sky with a mix of phalo green and phalo blue… Continue Reading →

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