100 day painting challenge – Day 1 to 20

On the 31st of January this year, I decided to do a 100 day painting challenge. This is the result of day 1 to 20.



Imaginary houses

I like to paint imaginary houses. As I’m painting I’m always wondering who would live there. I imagine a lovely giraffe living here, he would like to wear colourful jumpers and make delicious casseroles.


New Zine – The happy sketchbook

Ahoy there ! This is the latest listing for my etsy shop.

It is a zine filled with eight delightful artworks
and complementing pages from my happy little moleskine sketchbook.
I painted and chopped up bits of patterned paper to
create this sketchbook.
I hope that when you are looking at these pages you will feel
just as happy as I did when I created them.

The corners are rounded so it gives the zine a moleskine feel.


Hand painted envelopes

Since January 2015 I have been sending letters to pen pals all over the world !
It is the best hobby as it allows you to be creative with paper and also make friends
with people by writing letters to them. I love coming up with new ideas of what to send
my friends in the mail.
I thought it might look nice if I painted some envelopes with gouache .
Here are the results 🙂


Deep Sea Diving

I’m one of those boring people who like David Attenborough documentaries . I’m hooked especially if it has anything to do with the deep sea.
All it takes is a weird fish to reel me in.

Materials used – Reeves gouache paint, Lumiere by Jacquard gold paint,
Handmade sketchbook (110gsm cartridge paper) .


Pattern Play

Experimenting with colour & pattern .

Top – Mint green, royal Blue, dusty pink, white (gouache)
Metallic gold ( Lumiere by Jacquard )

Bottom – Light pink, yellow orange, red, white (gouache)
Metallic gold ( Lumiere by Jacquard )


Glorious Gouache

I love gouache but I find it so time consuming to mix up my colours each time I paint.
Also sometimes the lids get stuck and they are so hard to remove.


What I discovered from watching tutorials about gouache, is that
it is ok if the paint dries because it can be reconstituted with water.
So I decided to mix up my colours into these little pots and now i just
add water to them when I need them . It is working out brilliantly
so far, I love it !
These are my cool colours


Here are my warm colours


Here are a few other colours I use a lot.


A few more colours & white


I also made a little guide incase I want to make these colours again.