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Abstract Still Life

Good Morning,

It's the first Monday of the month so the Art blog today is practical. It takes you one step at a time from drawing a simple still life into a beautiful abstract piece using marker pens or felt tips. 

Both felt tips and marker pens are understated. They can be so effective and layered to create stunning artworks.

A.S.K News:-

Louie the Shih Tzu... The dog sitting is going well and it's great to have a dog in the studio again. However, he snores so has kept us awake numerous times!! 

He is very cute and loves a cuddle and fuss.


The workshops are filling up, this week's Trees and Flowers in pen & ink washes is full which is fantastic, I'm really looking forward to it.

There is still room for the Valentine's Prosecco, Chocolate & Paint on Saturday 12th February. This is from 1-4 pm, and for anyone & everyone. You don't have to be attached to enjoy the workshop. Paint, drink Prosecco, eat chocolate and listen to anti-romantic music...a lovely Saturday afternoon.

Please call or email to book a space/s.

Enjoy the practical and please let me know how you get on.


  Abstract Still Life

Resources:- Cartridge paper, felt tips or marker pens, pencil, still life objects.

  • Set up a still life, this could be a couple of bottles, glasses, cups, vases... anything that takes your fancy.

  • Zoom into a section and make a simple pencil drawing.

  • Using marker pens or felt tips add colour.

  • The pens can be layered to create different tones.

Have a great week, enjoy the session & please share.




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