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A long time ago, when I first joined the Children's Illustrators Club :iconchildrensillustrator: the monthly themes were often just a single word chosen from a list each time by the members. One month one of the choices was 'origami' and for a while it looked like it might be the one chosen for the next month's theme. Origami!!! I really didn't know where to start but I was determined that, should it win, I'd have something ready to start working on. Eventually I came up with this - Peasemore Goes Sailing - and then what happened??... it didn't win :( and my sketch never got painted. I found it in one of my old sketchbooks recently and decided to do it anyway :)

watercolor on an off-cut of CS2 board
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The green faery or forest faery from my new project.

'discovered in the Wild Wood by Sir Algernon Oliver who painted her portrait in 1756 during his first visit to the Fae Realm.'

original painted in watercolours on hot-pressed paper 18x12 inches

stock reference provided by :iconsilentgod88:
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Yet another painting that's been sitting in my WIP folder for too long so I thought it was about time I finished it. Not quite sure where the idea came from - I think I just wanted to paint something with a donkey in it.

watercolors on hot-pressed paper
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I feel as if I've been away from the Wild Wood for too long. I've been working on so many other paintings recently that have taken me away from the things I love the most so it's good to finally get back among the roots and branches.
This is Berryhead, a winter tree sprite. I suspect he's one of Mistletoe Man's drinking buddies.
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Another creature with a stick - I dunno why they keep turning up....

This is Thing. I don't know if he has another name, and neither does he, but he has a star on a stick and he's happy with that. :)

Another quick (1 hour from sketch to finished) painting in watercolor on hot-pressed paper (5x7")

Original has been sold
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Piracy on the High Teas (sorry) - two pirate mice go adventuring. If they can just make it across the vast seas in their trusty tea-cup there is an island of cake awaiting them.


original watercolor on 140lb hot-pressed paper - SOLD
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It was snowing when I started painting this, christmas tree lights twinkling beside me, candles burnng in the old fireplace. Presents are wrapped, shopping is done and I'm looking forward to a few days of calm (for a change - it seems to have been a very busy year one way or another).

So I'm wishing all my watchers a peaceful and happy Yuletide and an inspirational arty New Year. Thank you all for taking an interest in my art. I haven't had much to show you this year but here's hoping next year will be different.

This painting is now available as a print, greetings cards and postcards from my prints store [link]
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Troll sketches...

background paper from my own stock
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This is a key thief - one of the pixie family (Pixidae Furtumis clavis to be exact) who can cause such a nuisance for humans with their naughty tricks.

This one was painted in watercolors with the background being added digitally afterwards. It was a sort of trial run for some of the paintings I'm doing for the 'Herbarium Intermundia' project but was also created for this month's Enchanted Visions [link] theme.
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Oh No! not another mouse! But this is no ordinary mouse. This is a Doormouse. All the best establishments have a doorman (or woman) and Faerie is no exception. The Doormouse guards the smallest of doorways into Fae. The cracks in stone walls, the holes in tree stumps, those little gaps in hedgerows - it's the Doormouse's job to make sure only those humans who believe find their way through.

Original is 7x8.5 inches in watercolour on 140lb hot-pressed paper.

I've created a tutorial for this piece here --> [link]
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