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!
My dreams are made from paint. I’ll never stop chasing them, after all what is life for if not to follow your dreams, right?
There is something about a beautiful tree at a riverside with the sunshine dancing though the leaves. I can’t explain how beautiful I find it. It is one of the places that makes me feel most peaceful. So I have started to paint my favourite place. This is where I am so far. What makes you feel peaceful?
Today’s doodles. I’m a bit obsessed with flowers and trees at the moment. It never ceases to amaze me how much BEAUTY and variety nature has to offer. So much stuff to be creative with 👌
This is what I’m working on right now. I’ve been commissioned to paint a wedding present to the future bride and groom. It’s always an honour to be asked to paint something meaningful for people, but there’s also the added pressure that you don’t capture their essence when painting a portrait. I’m afraid I can’t show you their faces just yet, it’s a surprise. Have a beautiful weekend and stay creative 💕
Sometimes it’s incredibly freeing just to paint with no idea what you’re painting. I simply put a few of my favourite colours on my palette and started to paint. I didn’t plan, I didn’t think, I didn’t judge, I just painted. I don’t really know where this is going but it’s fun waiting to find out.
I couldn’t agree more with this happy little mantra. Have a great weekend everyone! Emily
It’s a limited edition print signing kind of day! 💋 I’m super excited about my latest collection of prints soon to be added to my Art Finder store! They will be my first EVER prints and I am thrilled with how they have turned out. Every brush stroke is clear and true to the originals, whilst the colours are just as vivid too. Keep an eye out on my Facebook for details (it’s not just the beautiful elephants that I will have in store…) Emily xx
A playful look at one of nature’s more gentle and endearing creatures, the humble cow! This bold and vibrant mixed media piece was inspired by a walk I took whilst exploring the countryside of the area I had recently moved to. I was absorbed in taking reference photos for my latest landscape piece of the beautiful fields I was standing in when I heard a distinct rustling next to me. As I quickly turned to find the source of the noise, I was greeted with this friendly and quizzical face staring idly at me over the top of the bushes. It made me smile, so I decided to paint her in the hope that she would make others smile too! Infused with positive energy and bright colours, this piece would make a unique and eye catching addition to any room. Now available via my Art Finder Store. 10% of the sale price will be donated to the Soi Dog Foundation. https://www.artfinder.com/emily-louise-heard
After a fantastic Christmas and New Year (with a cheeky ski trip to Bulgaria), I am back to the easel with a SKIP, HOP and a SPLASH of paint (preferably not on the carpet please). I have so many fun new ideas I cannot wait to get onto canvas, with plenty of commissions lined up! It’s fair to say I am very much looking forward to what this year has in store. And because I am feeling so happy I thought I would share the good vibes with a lovely sale on all of my paintings for one month only (hoorah for bargains!). So to start the new year off, if you feel like infusing a boost of colour into your home then head on over to my Art Finder store for sales galore (yes, I am a poet…I did not know it!). There’s 10% off everything, which is always nice isn’t it? Just click the link below https://www.artfinder.com/artist/emily-louise-heard/sale/ Much Love x