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Charley Speakes

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

Floppy Flowers or Looser Watercolours

Following tutorials is all well and good but once you've finished you are finished. If anyone knows a good online watercolour course that won't break the bank, please let me know.

Staying by the sea

rough or not? More seascapes.

Pebbles and Sand

Want to see my failures? Have a look here, bloody masking tape!

Taking the Rough with the Smooth

rough with the smooth? hot press or cold press? leaves, leaf of paper, It's all so confusing.

Feeling blue, try some gold.

With all this lockdown and never seeing anyone, it can get a bit quiet? lonely? silent?

Finally, a solution to my calligraphy woes

Finally happy and found the answer to my calligraphy woes.

Ah – Doodling.

I have very little to say about doodling, except the fact that I totally adore it. Generally I have achieved very little with it, but lately I am finding I want to make it a little more 'something. Here are... Continue Reading →

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.

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