Photograms Workshop

Photograms Workshop

My job was putting on a photography workshop in the half term. I think the workshop was more originated for children, but it sounded like it would be a lot of fun so I decided to go anyway.

It was a really great day. I had done photograms before, but it had been as part of a project and didn’t experiment very much. Today I could use a variety of materials to play around with shape, shadow and light.

Here are the photograms that I created:


This is my favourite one I produced of a octopus underwater scene. I used paper doilies, feathers, plant material, buttons and other bits and bobs.


This is a bird one which didn’t come out as well as the octopus one, but still has some really nice details such as the shuttlecock in the left hand corner.

If you ever get the chance to do some photograms then definitely give them ago as they are fun and easy to do!


Anatomy Workshop

Anatomy Workshop


A week ago I had the joy of attending an anatomy workshop run by Charlie James  an anatomy lecturer and artist. The workshop was great fun and came away learning a lot of new information about how the bones and muscles work.

The teacher had us drawing with tracing paper over a photograph of a man. We had to feel our own faces where more fats, muscle was placed and how far away it would have been relative to the skull. A really knowledgeable experience and I would love to do more of these types of lessons.


Inktober: A daily art challenge



If you don’t follow me on Facebook then get over there, to follow me through the month of October as I take part in Inktober.

Inktober is a challenge that is happening throughout October. Each day you are given a word to influence your ink drawing.

Once the month is over I will post all the pictures to my portfolio.

If you also wish to take part in Inktober then click this LINK .



Plant mad? Botanical Paintings

Creating my little rainforest

There haven’t been any posts for a while as there have been some quite big changes. I now have a new job working in a museum! I have also moved into a new flat. Which I have found out used to be an old chapel! Since moving into my new flat I have become a little plant obsessed. As I don’t have a garden I am trying to create an indoor rain forest!

  1. Botanical Inspired Paintings 
  2. All these plants have influenced me to paint them! I used to love painting plants back in my GCSE days.  An obligatory assignment I am sure for an art student. Here are my efforts so far. Although I am sure I will add to this as my plant collection grows. Keep an eye on my portfolio for more pictures.

Bekki x