Speeding up the painting



Well, it has been forever since I posted, and I’m seriously considering overhauling my website simply because it isn’t fully catering to my needs right now – I have a whole pile of products I need to add to my shop and the website isn’t showcasing my latest work….eh, I’ll get there – I spend more time maintaining clients’ websites than I do mine.

But! Painting! After a long drought on the painting scene (I’ve been beading instead), I finally jumped back into my acrylics with a couple of little sketches. The purpose of these is an attempt to speed up my painting and some general practise. They are, of course, for sale. Also, I’ve used the exercise to teach myself some basic video editing and add to my YouTube channel for the first time in about five years. So painting, yay!

First up was a cute little blue fairy wren.

Blue Fairy Wren


And here be the video of me painting it ๐Ÿ˜€


And I got so excited about completing a painting (in an hour and a half, not the 30 minutes I had attempted, but, hey! Finished :D) I painted a Zebra Finch the next day. The finch was more trouble than the wren, mainly because I did it after work with kids running around, but I am happy enough with the result.

zebra finch


And here be the video for the finch which I completed putting together this afternoon ๐Ÿ˜€

So, yay, painting and video-ing and general positive feeling ๐Ÿ˜€

And since it is just now Saturday, I will share this belatedly with Paint Party Friday, make sure you drop by and have a gander at the wonderful artists over there ๐Ÿ˜€

Great to finally have something to share ๐Ÿ˜€

Best wishes,


6 responses to “Speeding up the painting”

  1. Beautiful work, Liz. I enjoyed both videos. They make me wish I could learn to paint in acrylics in addition to watercolors.

    1. Thankyou, Faye ๐Ÿ˜€ And thankyou for dropping by my website. I wish I was more proficient in watercolours – I find them scary, because unlike acrylics, you can’t paint over your mistakes ๐Ÿ˜€

      Best wishes,

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    Mandy Snow

    Such sweet little birds….love the feathering, particularly that first one…thank you for sharing…xx

    1. Thankyou so much, Mandy ? for your kind words and for dropping by ?

      Best wishes,

  3. Pretty little birds. My favorite is the white Zebra Finch.

    1. Thanks, Fran ? That is interesting as I’ve had quite a few comments of the opposite ? I have to say though that the finch is somewhat refreshingly different. Thanks for dropping by and commenting ?

      Best wishes,