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Helter Skelter

I haven’t been on a holiday for the past five years, which is a pretty long time. I was thinking the other day of the times I used to visit the seaside as a child, and I have memories of the fairgrounds with the carousel, the big wheel and the helter skelter.

I have taken on my own project of painting fairground rides from the past. Here is my first of a Helter Skelter in watercolour and pen.


    • Pip

      Thank you Bexa. There’s an artist called ‘Hazel Soan’ that has written a little pocket book of 10 minute watercolour tips and tutorials you can try. Its by Collins Gem, about £4.99, I use that quite a bit and it’s very good for starting out. x

  • M.L. James

    How fun! This should be an amazing set of watercolors /drawings when you finish! I don’t know why, but this one reminds me of the song by Mary Hopkin, “Those were the days my friend, we thought they’d never end, we’d sing and dance forever and a day…”


    • Pip

      I remember that song. I’m endeavouring (I always have to check the dictionary when I write that word, lol) to paint a horse from a carousel. Hard to get his gnashers right though without them looking like false teeth!!

    • Pip

      And then at the bottom a clown is standing there holding a bag of sugar doughnuts in one hand and a toffee apple in the other. Would you grab the food? I wouldn’t, my worst nightmare. Great word by the way, nefarious! I had to consult my dictionary ????

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