All posts tagged: colourful painting

Paintings to lift your mood |Emily Louise Heard

It may be raining here in the UK, but I have some sunlight to bring the summer to your home in the form of original art! I’ve just updated my online shop with some new colourful art, straight off the easel. Head to my store to have a browse. Enjoy! Here’s a snippet of some of the bright works in my collection available for purchase. Did you know that I’m also now on YouTube? Head to my channel to watch insights into my studio, process and being an artist. Much love, Emily x

Mind blowing photography to inspire

I’m currently working on a new collection of colourful paintings inspired by amazing smeared sky photography Matt Malloy. If you have not seen these incredible and unusual photographs yet I highly recommend taking a look! As soon as I saw them I knew I had to use them as reference for a vibrant new selection of work. There are plenty of eye catching new paintings on my easels at the moment that I can’t wait to share with you ☺ Watch this space!

Be impulsive

So this is how some of my paintings begin. Scribbled, impulsive bursts of colour! It’s always fun to start a new painting and just be a passive observer of the process.  A lot of the time art is just ‘happy little accidents’ and my paintings are often just as surprising to me as the viewer! This one is going to be colorful, of that I’m sure ☺ Emily x

It’s your world

Revamping an old painting from last year.  I think every artist has one, that painting hidden away in the corner of their studio.  It sits there unloved and unfinished for months and months- the painting you just can’t get right and so can’t really bear to look at.  For me, this was that painting.  I decided to drag it out from its hiding place last night and change it up a bit. This is the result ☺ The beauty of art is that if you don’t like something, change it.  It’s your world 💜

Just breathe

Sometimes you just need to step back from a painting for a while, and come back to it with a fresh wave of inspiration.  I picked this painting back up after a few months and it added a new lease of life ☺ It’s a playful and slightly nutty exploration of my love of dogs. They make me very happy!

Alice In Wonderland- How An Aspiring Artist Can Relate

For some reason or another, lately I seemed to have regressed to listening to songs that were favourites of mine when I was a child (a time when I was usually found finger painting or sticking glitter to things with too much PVA glue- I can’t say much has changed).  Of course, the ever popular Disney featured pretty much exclusively in that little play list, which got me thinking about one story in particular- Alice In Wonderland.  I think that in a lot of ways Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland has a surprising relevance to how it feels to be an aspiring artist.  I should know, I am one. By this I do not mean that aspiring artists typically have the strange misfortune of literally falling down large and mysterious rabbit holes into fantasy worlds populated by hilarious anthropomorphic creatures.  That would be highly inconvenient.  I just mean that I can really relate to many of the popular quotes and themes from the story, and I would not be surprised if others shared my associations (aspiring …