A little angel

Here’s a little angel pencil sketch that I finished today. I used a photo of my 14 month old daughter for source material – she doesn’t stay still long enough for me to do a life drawing!

Peace, love and happiness to everyone over the festive period! x angel_child_portrait_lauramurrayjones

December 15, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . My Illustrations. Leave a comment.

On the Easel – Oil Painting of Flagstaff Iris Flowers

I’ve recently moved into a new house and these lovely Flagstaff Iris flowers appeared in the garden this summer. They are one of my favourite flowers so I’m feeling really blessed. I just had to paint them as they were so beautiful!

Purple Flagstaff Iris flowers

Image of painter's easel and painting equipment in the garden

Here’s a quick preview of the oil painting in progress on my easel.

Oil painting of Flagstaff Iris flowers in the garden

Flagstaff Iris flowers in the garden.

 


 

July 16, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Oil painting. Leave a comment.

‘Leaves in Winter’ original painting for sale!

'Leaves in Winter' original oil paintin

  • Oil on board with brass leaf detail.
  • Framed 80 x 78cm
  • £580

'Leaves in Winter' original framed oil painting

PS I will donate 5% of the sale price to The Woodland Trust, Scotland charity as I think they do a great job of creating and protecting our native woodland. A very important issue to me!

Purchase via my online shop or message me through my Facebook page.

 

July 10, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Oil painting. Leave a comment.

Character Design

Here’s some fun characters I designed recently for East Dunbartonshire Council and the Kirkintilloch Canal Festival! They’ll appear on marketing material for children and families (and some large cardboard cutouts).

See more of my illustration work  x

character_illustrator_Laura_Murray_Jones

July 7, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . My Illustrations. Leave a comment.

My Latest Oil Painting ‘Leaves in Winter’

Oil painting showing branch and beech tree leaves against a snowy backdrop.

Off to the framers with this one tomorrow. This one has been a magical journey from start to finish. Not sure I want to part with it!

This painting is inspired by a walk I took on a beautiful winters day near the Campsie Hills just north of Glasgow. I came across a beech tree and the brightness of the orange leaves against the white snow and ice was magical. I’ve used gold leaf detail to try and capture some of this sparkly magic – love how it catches the light.

May 29, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Oil painting. Leave a comment.

Fairy portrait

I was looking through some old photos today and found one of my niece, showing off her new dancing outfit.

I just had to turn her into a wee fairy!  

April 6, 2016. Tags: , , , , , . Uncategorized. 1 comment.

Oil painting in progress – Leaves in Winter

 

The oil painting on my easel at the moment – ‘Leaves in Winter’. I’ve been taking photos after each painting session to record my progress.

It’s inspired by a walk I took on a beautiful winters day near the Campsie Hills just north of Glasgow, Scotland. I came across a Beech tree and the brightness of the orange leaves against the white snow and ice was magical. I’m using gold leaf to try and capture some of this sparkly magic.

It’s not finished yet but I’m really enjoying the journey!

February 7, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Oil painting, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Arran painting

  
 Here’s a wee painting that I did for friends from the Isle of Arran, now living in New Zealand. The sheep have their hair styles and you can see Goat Fell and the standing stones!
 If you’d like to commission a painting of a favourite Scottish location for friends or family living abroad then message me! I’ll personalise it for that extra special touch.

February 1, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Personalised Paintings. Leave a comment.

Winter walk

We enjoyed a lovely winter’s walk today (here you can see the Campsie Hills just north of Glasgow). The mist in the valley made them appear very atmospheric. 
Sunny enjoyed a snooze on the sofa in front of the fire afterwards 😴🔥  

January 19, 2016. Tags: , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

A wee Scottish fairy sketch

  
A quick toddler fairy sketch before bedtime! 

January 16, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . My Illustrations, Uncategorized. 1 comment.

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