Ostrich painting 

Can’t believe I’ve actually had time to paint my third watercolour this week, a new one that I’ve not tried before, an ostrich. Im not a fan of TV adverts but one that has captured my attention is of the ostrich that can suddenly fly. Ostrich Swirls, size 12″x9″ in watercolour and pen by Sophie Appleton.

Chicken painting 

It’s been great having the time to paint two pictures this week, previously a rabbit and now this chickens. Painted in a sketchy style, Watercolour and ink pen. These clucking busy chickens would look good in a kitchen, perhaps in a chunky wooden frame. A 14″ frame looks good with this size of 12″x9″. Chicken Duo by Sophie Appleton, eBay seller six.foot.sophie thanks for viewing 🙂

Rabbit watercolour and pen

This Rabbit watercolour has pen detail added which helps give it a strong attitude in a contemporary swirly style. It is size 12″x9″ by Sophie Appleton. I photographed it in the evening, so I will be taking another picture in daylight tomorrow, to sell it on eBay very soon. I’m seller six.foot.sophie 

Kitten Watercolour 

Kitten Bee Chase watercolour painting by Sophie Appleton has layers and layers of colour to create the fur, the eyes were painted with a finer brush for more detail. Any minute now that bee will be pounced on by this fluffy little kitten. Size 12″x9″ eBay seller six.foot.sophie 

Alien Painting 

After painting quite a few cute fluffy animals I thought I’d try painting something different. Having had a few strange encounters myself I find the topic of UFO and Aliens fascinating. This Alien watercolour is size 12″x9″ by Sophie Appleton. Selling on eBay, seller six.foot.sophie

Painting of a dog

Painting black dogs don’t have to be bland, add lots of unusual colours. This watercolour painting has a cute angle of looking upwards, the painting is based on a photo of my own dog when calling her for a dog treat to put her lead back on after a long walk. By Sophie Appleton. 

Hedgehog Mini Watercolour 

This ‘Helena Hedgehog’ is the last of the 4 newly painted miniatures, it is watercolour and pen, size 3.5″x2.5″ by Sophie Appleton. These are all Originals , they are not prints or digital copies, I’ll be back to the bigger paintings next time but have enjoyed working on an ACEO sized small scale this week.

Robin miniature Painting 

This Robin original watercolour painting is miniature size 2.5″ x 3.5″ also known as ACEO a collectible size. I have added a pencil to the photo to give you a visual idea of scale. By Sophie Appleton. A small amount of fine pen work was also added to this mini artwork. 

Rabbit Painting 

This bunny is painted in watercolour, the colours mix and swirl all over the place with a lively fluffy result, yet the tones are delicate giving a warm feeling when you view it. A double whammy of the ahhhh factor is the dreamy loving eyes or rather eye. Watercolour By Sophie Appleton. This one is going to be turned into art prints.


Tulip Breeze Watercolour 

This is a contemporary painting of tulips on a breezy day. Being from England we have a lot of breezy days. It looks far fresher in real life, photographing it at night the camera flash has not done this justice. Size 12″x9″ By Sophie Appleton, eBay seller six.foot.sophie

Wild Iris Painting 

Watercolour and pen work, painting of wild flowers. Sketchy modern feel with colours blending and mixing on the page. 12″x9″ by Sophie Appleton. The background is just the white watercolour paper, if it looks tonal it’s just my camera flash. 

Painting of a Dancer 

This cheeky dancer was painted with very fast brush strokes in watercolour. Being busy with my 3yr old I have had little painting time, so I thought I’d try speeding up on the occasions I do get my paint brushes out. Some fast paintings can leap off the page, others leap into my bin. By Sophie Appleton. Size 12″x9″. Subscribe and follow these ‘Sophie Art Originals’ posts.

Teddy Bear

I took my time painting this one and was pleased with the end result. I hope you enjoy looking at it to. This teddy bear was painted in the evening, a daylight bulb helped me see the colours more clearly as they mixed and swirled. Watercolour size 12″x9″ by Sophie Appleton.

Red and Grey Squirrels

I was contemplating on how the red squirrels are vanishing due to the grey squirrels taking over, on this painting instead of being at war they are making peace by sharing the acorn and making a love heart with their tails. A painting about couples a couple making things right again. Size A4. By Sophie Appleton. 

Thanks for viewing New Art

Thats all the latest original paintings NEW ART so far. As I have sold over 1200 originals, I remove sold ones from above to declutter. I hope you enjoyed viewing them. I love to paint, it’s very therapeutic for my bipolar disorder. Sometimes when creativity is flowing I paint several, other weeks just one. The ‘Added Info’ icon on the phone app has information about these Original Paintings.

What to paint next?

Please have a go on the ‘Poll’ icon on the phone app. The next time I pick up a paint brush you might see your choice among the New Art. Your opinion is so valuable and helps inspiration when I look at that blank sheet of watercolour paper wondering what to paint next. Poll is anonymous.

Size of an ACEO 

ACEO stands for ‘Art Cards, Editions and Originals’. The size is 2.5″ X 3.5″ or 89mm X 64mm. The ACEO that I create are hand painted in watercolour & pen. This photo gives you a visual idea of scale with my standard size business card on the mini easel stand (which I bought on eBay for ÂŁ2).

Keep it yours

If you have purchased a painting from me and you’d like to send friends a photo of it, please make sure that you obstruct it in some way with writing edited over the photo or lay something over the image, it helps to prevent a clear printable image from floating around the internet. Copyright of all my creations remains with myself Sophie Appleton.

White areas

Adding a few white highlights, or leaving blank white areas of the paper is crucial. It gives the impression of reflective surfaces such as eyes. Lion Spirit By Sophie Appleton size 12″x9″.

Painting a Print

This painting has been made into a print. While painting it I added lots of strong colours and interesting textures which which I hope you agree, looks fab. I occasionally draw a basic pencil outline before painting but more often than not I paint directly on to a blank sheet.

Where to start

I always paint the eyes first, with a slightly touch up at the end. If the eyes go well I continue to paint, if not then the dustbin gets those eyes. On this captivating cat the attention is all about those eyes drawing you into the painting. By Sophie Appleton.

Colour Contrast

I have used the opposite colours of purple and orange to add a zesty focal point. When choosing the colours to add in a painting, it’s handy to have a basic idea which colours gently sit side by side and which give a shocker of a contrast. By Sophie Appleton 

Writing a novel

Being dyslexic, and having Irlen Syndrome, creative writing is not the easiest of tasks but I’m enjoying the challenge. This painting I did has been repainted twice for different customers and I’m using the image to headline my novel ‘Sectioned Alien’ by Sophie Huddlestone (that’s me Sophie Appleton).