The next installment in my painting ‘one stroke for one month’ challenge! Some of these were painted in my own time at home, some were painted ‘on the job’.
❤ Day 17 ❤
On the job one stroke butterfly
On the job one stroke butterfly
❤ Day 18 ❤
On the job face painting & body art
❤ Day 19 ❤
Self-paint -playing with colour
❤ Day 20 ❤
One stroke roses – another nemesis of mine! Slowly getting there!! Practice practice practice!
❤ Day 21 ❤
Autumn fairy – inspired by my favourite season 🙂
Continuing my personal challenge of one stroke for one month, which has now become a very elastic month! *See previous posts for explaining what “one stroke” is 🙂
❤ Day 13 ❤
Three different flowers – close-ups below
❤ Day 14 ❤
Step-by-step of a leg butterfly, and then transferring it to my face
❤ Day 15 ❤
Next month I am teaching my very first workshop – in Northern Ireland! In preparation I am creating different one stroke designs every day – practising my technique and rediscovering the endless possibilities one can create with one strokes! I simply adore this method of painting, with its mouthwatering array of colour combinations, and the effortless blending effect achieved with one stroke of the brush ❤ Here’s to the next 24/25 days!!
Last weekend I had literally one of the best jobs ever! I got to paint this leg art on a Bowie bride in London, combining classic “Heroes” artwork with modern “Blackstar”glamour. So grateful for creative brides! Thank you Tash for having me paint this as part of your super special day ❤ ❤
Love this shot of the dancing bride!! From gold stilettos to comfy trainers ❤
For 15 years I didn’t pick up a paintbrush. I was very lost, broken and frightened for a long time. Then one day, whilst living in Berlin, the idea of face painting came to me, seemingly out of nowhere. It felt like a huge risk but I bought some paints and very slowly bookings started coming in. I moved back to England and it kind of snowballed, despite intending to let it drop and move onto different things. People kept suggesting I progress to body painting but it just didn’t feel like the right fit for me.What I really wanted to do was create art that didn’t wash off, but fear told me I wasn’t capable. Self-doubt has always been, for me, more of a deafening white noise than a whisper, paralysing me into doing nothing. And so for years I literally did nothing.
Then a couple of years ago I started painting canvasses, but only really copying popular characters. I’d always copied stuff as a child so it felt like the beginning again, but with no vision of where it could go and no confidence about how I could develop. Whilst visiting a dear friend’s exhibition I experienced what felt like utter defeat, the voices in my head screaming “You will never do this”. I think she read my mind, or my tears, because at that moment she held my hand and said out loud, “You CAN do this Olivia”.
Of course I didn’t believe her, but a couple of months later I produced this. My first truly original painting. THE MUSHROOM FAIRY. who sits on my mantelpiece as a daily reminder that self-doubt is bulls**t. I literally love her and what she represents to me, and whilst I have no intention of ever parting with the original, today I had some prints done that ARE for sale. They are available to buy now, and in the future from my soon-to-be-launched Etsy shop. Today is a good day. There were tears, but today they were just of gratitude. ❤
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Absolutely loved painting these one stroke roses all over the legs of Leicester last Tuesday evening at Streetlife nightclub. Had such an amazing night – 3.5 hours non-stop!
Latest pregnancy bump ❤ I love painting animation! This lovely lady just wrote me a beautiful email to say thank you:
“Hi Livi 🙂 Aww thanks so much for the pictures, I love them so much 🙂 You seriously are so sweet and so talented, I can’t wait to show my daughter the pictures when she’s here 🙂 Aww it’s such a lovely memory I’ll cherish forever :-* thanks again 🙂 Take care xx “
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