Charley Speakes

Playing with Paper – watercolour, doodling, calligraphy and quilling.


February 2021

A Year in Watercolours

So that's where I am this week. Thoroughly enjoying myself. After many many years, I am finally playing for fun, instead of trying to make money.

Leaf Me Alone.

I do have a thing for leaves, and who doesn't love painting them? There is something just so meditative in painting a bunch of leaves up a stem. Sometimes I can do them really well, other times I get them so wrong.

Skeletons Make Me Happy ;-)

From the comfort of my settee, indoors while it's cold and raining and dark and drizzly outside, I can explore all sorts of magical things to make pretty with.

Write Me Happy – Playing with Calligraphy

So, as I said the other day, this is all about paper. Another of my passions - although this is new, is calligraphy. It's something I have always admired and tried to do similar to. But because I never actually... Continue Reading →

Colour – Colour Me Happy

With this lockdown, being inside when it is dreary and grey outside is not always the easiest. I have been pulling the blinds and turning on the main light at 3.30 and 4pm - that is ridiculous. So doodling and... Continue Reading →

Back to Basics

Just to start with some doodles. It's years and years since I picked up any kind of art instrument, and it feels weird, but really lovely. It's like being a kid again, I can't believe how liberating it feels. Curtains... Continue Reading →

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