Bow Tie Cat – Drawing

My neighbour’s cat Wilbur has taken to wearing bow ties. I saw him in a snazzy polka dot number so just had to draw him.

Ink and watercolour. 20140318

Posted in Art, Drawing, Life

Loose Change – Drawing

We saved our 1p, 2p and 5p coins for years and then cashed them in at a Coin Star machine at the supermarket.  Over thirty quid. Hurrah!

Ink and watercolour. Sometime early 2014.

Posted in Art, Drawing

Sewing Machine – Drawing

Sewing machine – quick drawing. Pen on paper. 20140317
Sewing Machine - Drawing

Posted in Art, Drawing, Life

FODMAP DayDream – Drawing

My outfit and the foods I’ve been thinking about as I switch to a low FODMAP diet. Not that the it’s well drawn or coloured – a quicky shall we say.

Pen on paper, then digitally coloured. 20140317

Posted in Art, Digital, DigitalArt, Drawing, Health

Nearly Mini – Drawing

It’s nearly a Mini. But not quite.

Pen on paper. Scrap paper – which is why you can just see some print showing through.  Doodle or drawing?

Posted in Art, Doodle, Drawing

Write A Letter, Make A Drawing

I’ve been going through a rough patch health wise which has seriously restricted my activities.  It had been weeks since I saw my young niece and nephew – despite them living in the same town. So I wrote them a letter to tell them I was missing them and let them know what I’d been up to.  Not a lot!  As my nephew is 9 months old and my niece is just under 3 years old I added some drawings to illustrate the letter so they could “read” that part themselves.

Here are the drawings.

And just for fun – a drawing I put in my friend’s letter of Sherlock Series 2 cliffhanger standing on that roof.

Posted in Art, CFIDS, CFS, Drawing, Health, Life, M.E., ME/CFS, MECFS

We Bee Family – Painting

In the summer I was commissioned to paint a family portrait as a 40th birthday present.  Commissioned as a gift for his wife, I worked with the client to create a portrait that captured the family including characteristic outfits for each of them.

I know the family very well so that helped to capture them, but I also used source photos to get the details right.  I was also able to make some late changes as the painting developed – for instance to change the baby’s sleep suit to one that had become a family favourite.  As ever, I worked closely with the client throughout the process.

They’ve given their permission for me to also share a few of the source photos used for the painting:

The title of the work uses “bee” as this is special to the family.  There’s also a bee hidden on the back of the painting.

Let me show you the painting in progress as it developed:

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It was such a pleasure to make this work and the client and his wife were delighted with the painting.  Portraits are always challenging. Trying to capture the character converted into a RachelCreative style can be tricky but also very rewarding and I hope I get to do more.

I’m available for commissions – just send me an email.

Posted in Acrylics, Acyrlic, Art, Artist, Painting, Paintings, Portrait
RachelCreative

Rachel Groves, Artist
Lichfield, Staffordshire, UK

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