About debbieosborn

slow living, laughing, gardening, cooking, homemaking, slow food, making things, purple, eating with friends, chickens, faith in God, clothes, singing, red, my studio.........

Tin of Flower Cards

I’m stocking up my stall for Fakenham Makers Market for 2018 and I’m eager to add some new products. I am very happy to include this tin of six cards. Lovely for a gift!


Acrylic on canvas – green stripe

‘Acrylic on canvas – green stripe’. I’m very pleased with this one 🙂 This is painted on top of one of my old paintings, therefore recycling the canvas and saving money!

Work in Progress

I’m happy with this, I like the green primer!



Untitled – Red and Orange

Painting on up-cycled packaging, all finished after lots of layers!


Recycled Substrates

My husband recently ordered a white board and when it arrived I eagerly claimed the packaging. A large, reinforced piece of corrugated cardboard was going to be my next challenge! First lots of primer!

A layer of pale grey as well to get me started and then my automatic drawing! 

A good start but I know I knew a good few layers of paint would be needed to compensate for the texture of the cardboard.

I like it but yet more layers are needed 🙂


Stages of a Painting

Here’s one of my first paintings of the new year. I’ve photographed it as I’ve been painting so I can show you the process so far.

I often start with a simple automatic drawing, which I use as a base to start my painting/collage. Then I choose a line or a shape to begin.I build from there, but don’t necessarily like what I see straight away, it just feels good.I often collage with paper that I’ve prepared previously.I always try and think of new ways to express myself or emphasise a part of the painting in a certain way and I try different ways of applying the paint as you can see in this section here.This is where I’ve got so far but things may well change! 🙂  



‘Suspension’ (acrylic on canvas) is another painting I did recently which I’ve sold and has just had picked up to go to it’s new home! So pleased that it’s going to be enjoyed by such a lovely person! 🙂