Pencil Portrait Finished – Ashley

As promised here is one of the portrait commissions I completed at the end of 2011.
Drawn on Canson 160gm pastel paper with a combination of 
Derment Prismacolor & Derwent Studio pencils.
My next post will be my 100th post and i think a giveaway would be in order. What do you think?
In other news, Life Book is up and running and as expected, its awesome. Over 900 students have enrolled thus far. Amazing huh? Well done to Tamara Laporte. I haven’t completed week 1 yet, but am looking forward to working on it over the next few days or so. 
I have also been asked to be involve in a new project. Whoo Hoo! But for now it remains under wraps while planning and preparations occur. I’ll let you know all about it as soon as I’m able.
On a personal note, my youngest child recently turned 5 years old and starts school in a few weeks. I can’t begin to tell you how bitter sweet this is. The positive side is the obvious, I’ll have more time to get everything done and more. Artwork here I come. The negative side to this is the realization that my baby is growing up and will no longer be with me 24 hours a day (well, just about). I’m making the most of the remaining school holidays, as come early Feb my baby, my little buddy, my daily companion, my helper, my source of unconditional love, hugs and kisses, my little spark that makes me laugh every day without fail, will go to school with his brother Jack (6 years old) and his sister Louise (7 years old) and will no longer be by my side all day long.
Bitter sweet indeed. 
I’m dreading that first day when I kiss and cuddle him goodbye and walk home……by myself. He, on the other hand, is ready and very excited about going and I will not let him see how big-a-deal this is for me. Instead I will make a big deal about how great the occasion is for him and how happy I am for him. 
2012 is full of big changes for me and I am excited and eagerly looking forward to discovering what is in store. Time will tell.
I hope that 2012 brings you all the things you need in order to follow your dreams and live the life your are destined to live.
Humungous Hugs,
Kyles xo

Sneek peek at my new Mixed Media Portrait

Ok, here is a sneak peek of my newest commission. I think I may be giving away too much here. I hope the portrait recipient does not follow by blog. eeek! This commission is going to be a Christmas gift, hence the sneeky peek only.
Still trying to get more creative with my pics. 
I’m also working on small original works of art for my Esty store. How scary? As well as working on the classes I’ll be teaching on Tamara Laport’s course, LifeBook.
If you haven’t signed up, it’s not too late. To find out more click on the image below.
Kyles =D

Pencil Portrait Completed

I have finished one of the commissioned pencil portraits I have on my agenda at the moment. Hooray! Unfortunately I can not show you this portrait in it’s entirety, as it is a surprise gift for someone. But I will show you at a later date, once it has been give to the recipient. 
I’ve tried to spruce up my images a little, instead of the my usual style. What do you think? I used a free photoshop template from Rita over at The CoffeeShop blog. I highly recommend you pay her a visit. 
By the way, I’m now on Pinterest and I am addicted. You can add a ‘Pin It’ tab to your browser and ‘Pin’ anything from any site. It’s awesome. Great for saving ideas to refer back to later. Have a look at my pin boards and you’ll get the idea.
Until next time,
keep creating,
Kyles =D

Watercolour Portrait of Mum

This is another portraits I did of Mum. It was my very first attempt with watercolours. I wasn’t very happy with how the watercolours turned out, so I added water colour pencils over the top. This is my favorite portrait of Mum, thus far.

Still working away on my many, many projects at the moment. Working on all, finished none. ***sigh***
One commissioned portrait just about finished and another that needs a lot more work.  
Working on original artworks, as well as some other special items, for my Etsy store.
Planning my classes for Life Book. There is still time to sign up, if you haven’t already.
May you have a wonderful day.
Kyles =D

Portrait of Mum

Mum - finished, I think - by Kylie Fowler by Blissful Pumpkin
I don’t think I ever posted the final painting of my painting of my Mum.
This is acrylic on canvas and is approximately 1m x 1.2m. It’s on a very large easel.
You can see the original drawing here.

In case you didn’t see the self-portrait I did, which is exactly the same size, here it is:
These painting were to be a series of 3. I have made the third canvas, but have yet to make a start on it. It was to be either my Nana (grandmother) or my daughter, as the three would represent three generations. My style changes all the time, so who knows what the third one will look like.

New artworks, Life Book and more…….

I’ve got a few things on the go at the moment and thought I’d show you snippets of a few. Below is another box I am making. This one is going to be a Christmas present for my girlfriend’s daughter.

I have been seriously thinking of putting some original artworks up for sale in my Etsy store. At the moment I have a few original ATCs for sale, but the rest are art prints. I’d love to hear what you think.
Here is a sneak peak at some small whimsical works that I’m working on , possibly to put in my store.

 I am also in the middle of 2 portrait commissions, but I can’t show you much, as they are for gifts and I would hate to spoil the surprise (even if the chances of the recipient seeing this post is very minimal). Here is a peek:

I am also busy working on my Life Book classes. That’s right ‘classes‘.  The first of my classes is January 30th 2012. I have seen the itinerary and their is something available every week. Yes you heard that correctly, every week. If you haven’t enrolled yet, you still have time. 
Classes start January 1st 2012. I hope to see you there.
Kyles =D