More Ponies!

I never fail to surprise myself. Somehow, despite torturing myself for the last month finishing my kelpie book (will be posting images on the illustration and sketchbook pages) I still want to draw/paint horses and ponies. So that’s what I’ve spent the last couple of days doing. I mentioned in my previous post that I was planning on doing more painting as opposed to digital artwork, and thus far I’ve been doing a fair bit. I’m a bit rusty, but it’s gradually coming back to me. So enjoy yesterday’s pony painting!

Erin

I’m Back!

It has been ages since my last post! Things got crazy busy over Easter, as my deadlines were all 2 days ago. But that’s done with now, and I am so glad. This semester’s work has been… I don’t know, I enjoyed a lot of it, but I hated a lot too. I did way too much digital walk and that just isn’t my thing.

I’ve started painting again more, and it feels really good. I’ve missed it so much. I’m going to keep up painting more over the summer, and next year I’m going to do as little digital as possible, because I just don’t like it!

I’m going to get back to posting more here- I’ll probably aim to do one post per week, which should hopefully encourage me to work more!

Erin

Painted with a palette knife using acrylic

A Sense of Impending Doom

How is it already the middle of March? There is literally 19 days until the start of the Easter holidays and I’m kind of freaking out!

I think my work is going well, but who knows? I have no idea if it’s what my tutor is looking for, so I’m just trying to make something I love. Of course, the stress of deadlines and trying to please people is taking it’s toll, and I’m exhausted. My work has come to a bit of a stand still- I just need a rest!

In all honesty though, I am really looking forward to getting out of the city and back to Argyll. I need to be back in nature, and away from the noise and bustle. Until I can go home though, I guess I’m just going to de-stress by painting my nails more?

Erin

Hello!

Greetings! Welcome artists, art lovers and anyone else who may have found themselves on my site.

I’ve been thoroughly enjoying my Christmas holidays, although I’m heading back up to Dundee at the weekend.

My project at the moment is inspired by Professor James Paris Duguid. He was a professor at both University of Dundee and St Andrews University. He also discovered how penicillin actually worked, although originally the credit for that was given to a group of American scientists.

I find that aspect of his life interesting, however I don’t want to create something based on someone else taking credit for what he found. I’ve always been interested in biology (I used to want to be a vet), so I want to look into the actual biology side. I’ve been looking at microscopic views of penicillin, and the blue mould from which it is found, and staphylococcus and streptococcus bacteria, the bacteria the penicillin fights. They are all quite beautiful if I’m honest.

I’m currently attempting to create a “petri dish” (a sterilised tupperware tub with agar jelly in it) in which I can grow blue mould and other bacteria, so that I would have my own version of the experiments.

Unfortunately, I’ve never actually prepared a petri dish (the science tech in school did that), and I’ve not used a petri dish since I was 16. Or 15. Not since 2013. So I’m going to be having a bit of trial and error for the next few weeks but EVENTUALLY, I will make it work.

Erin