Still Life

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Sometimes a composition or image makes such an appeal on my senses that I simply have to draw or paint it. I love sharing these with you.

Marietjie Uys
A Pretty Talent Blog: Watercolours: Snowman Drawing Lessons, Watercolours, Bookmarks, Still Life, Cardmaking, Snowman, Arts And Crafts, Drawings, Pretty

Watercolours: Snowman

In today's blog, I show you how easy it is to draw and paint your own snowman in watercolours. I used these in my Christmas cards when I was done, and they were quite a hit. If you believe you can't draw or paint, this is a good project to get you started, as it is super easy. The first step when painting with watercolours, is to drop a droplet of water on each pan of paint to get it slightly moist and wet. I will use Derwent's Aquatone woodless watercolour pencils to draw the snowman with…

Painting An Acrylic Trio Using Black & White Contrast Black And White Vase, White Vases, Art Techniques, Arts And Crafts, Ink, Drawings, Pretty, Artist, Flowers

Trio of Black & White Vases. Set of 3 paintings in acrylic and ink on deep-frame canvasses. 13 x 18 cm. Set sells for R425. Contact Marietjie Uys at uys.marietjie@gmail.com. Free delivery in Gauteng.

Walking through the streets of Helensburgh, Scotland, I came across the old chair lying against a dilapidated old fence.  It seemed completely out of place in its immaculate setting and made a strong emotional appeal on my senses.  I snapped a quick picture and went home to paint it.  Soft pastel on paper.  272 x 354 mm. Old Fences, Small Towns, Still Life, Good Times, Scotland, Old Things, Walking, Pastel, Yard

Walking through the streets of Helensburgh, Scotland, I came across the old chair lying against a dilapidated old fence. It seemed completely out of place in its immaculate setting and made a strong emotional appeal on my senses. I snapped a quick picture and went home to paint it. Soft pastel on paper. 272 x 354 mm.

Potential (Unframed) Pastel on paper. 335 x 240 mm. Photos On Facebook, Vibrant Colors, Colours, South African Artists, Brown And Grey, Things To Think About, Pastel, Creative, Pretty

A friend once shared this photo on Facebook. I obtained permission to paint it and this is the result. This friend is an extremely creative lady and the picture speaks of the potential these elements have in her hands. I also loved the weathered look, the vibrant colours against the browns and greys as well as the contrast of the smooth metal offset by the grainy wood. Soft pastel on paper. 335 x 240 mm.

Scooter in Multimedia Multimedia, Arts And Crafts, Drawings, Pretty, Artist, Blog, Painting, Life, Artists

Scooter in Multimedia

I am not a biker. I do, however, love a scooter and have had one on and off since my high school days. Oddly enough, they have always been in warm reddish shades. In today's blog, I show you how to go about recreating a memory painting in which you get to celebrate a memory you hold fondly. For me, it is a scooter. For you, it may be something else altogether. I start you off with some ideas of my own. We start off on a masonite canvas, measuring 400 x 400 x 20. The whole canvas is prepared…

A Pretty Tourist: Connecting with people in Botswana through art Naive Art, Flower Art, Still Life, Arts And Crafts, Drawings, Pretty, Artist, Flowers, Blog

Painting A Naive Pot Of Flowers In Oils

I love naive art and when I absolutely have to paint a still life, one of my least favourite subjects to paint, I rather opt to paint it in a naive style, than in the more traditional realism. Naive art is playful in nature and strips life of its complexities. It reminds of children's art and evokes feelings of nostalgia in the viewer. A vase of flowers can convey many serious messages, such as deep love, loss or congratulations. Rendering it in naive style, robs it of its seriousness and…

Bybel Legkaart: Ons dien 'n heilige God Secondary Color, Naive, Still Life, Folk Art, Arts And Crafts, Colours, God, Canvas, Drawings

Flower Duo. Each 8" x 8". By Miekie. Acrylic & Pen on Canvas.

Painting Naive Flowers On A Background Using Secondary Colours Secondary Color, Naive, Still Life, To Go, Arts And Crafts, Colours, Canvas, Drawings, Pretty

Vase On Secondary Colours. By Miekie. Acrylic & Pen on Canvas. 8" x 8".

Painting Naive Flowers On A Background Using Primary Colours Naive, Art Techniques, Primary Colors, Arts And Crafts, Colours, Canvas, Drawings, Pretty, Artwork

Vase On Primary Colours. By Miekie. Acrylic & Pen on Canvas. 8" x 8".