Monday, August 31, 2009
These pears were painted from a still life setup that I put together a few years ago. I used Jo Sonja acrylic colour for these ... I like the way her paint handles. I was experimenting with the paint when I did this one .. and after a while it seemed to come together.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
I made this blog to encourage me to produce new work on a more regular basis .. but so far the usual problems have prevented this. No time and no space to work. So here is one that I did in a Tafe class a few years ago. It's an oil painting done from observing a photograph. I started with a burnt sienna underpainting and whilst it was still wet started to paint some colour into it. It's unfinished. I think it's about 12" x 16".
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
These are a couple of Trace Monotypes that I did recently. The Lily pattern is a variation of the previous Aluminium Plate Etching that I started this blog with. The one with the leaves and berries is a variation of my tablecloth :) I used Sakura Oil based printmaking ink for these. they were quite easy and quick to make - I made them on a sheet of perspex on my kitchen benchtop.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Another 'older' painting .. This was first sketched on canvas using a Cretacolor Nero pencil. Then the painting was done using Jo Sonja Acrylic colour and more drawing over the top with the Nero pencil. I quite enjoy working with paint and pencils like this. The size is 25cm x 30cm
Friday, August 7, 2009
I've still not had time to do any experimenting with anything new .. so here is a small pastel sketch that I did some time ago. It's quite small .. can't remember the exact size .. approx. 6cm x 8cm I think. I've just noticed that she seems to be missing an ear... hmm! lol
Thursday, August 6, 2009
This pastel drawing was done some time ago, but as I have nothing new to post at the moment ... this will have to do for now.
I use photographs for lots of my drawings but I alter them a lot .. that's the fun part :)
I used pastel pencils for this one and I always use Fabriano pastel paper as it has a nice texture to it.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Here I am at last starting my blog and making my first post. I've been going to do this for a couple of years as a means of motivating myself to produce art on a more regular basis.
My main interest is figure drawing/painting but have recently taken some classes in a printmaking course so I will start off by posting one of the prints. This is an Aluminium Plate Etching which was quite labour intensive to produce. I enjoyed the process but
I don't think I will be doing any more of these. I quite like the end result.