Monday, September 21, 2009

Unfinished Pastel

Well .. I guess it's better to show something recent here rather than all the old stuff. This is an unfinished smallish pastel drawing that I decided to abandon when I lost interest in it. Because I always alter the reference photo I sometimes lose my way due to tiredness, lack of focus etc. .. excuses .. excuses. lol

Friday, September 18, 2009


Ahhh! This is more like it. Back to the pastel .. and a bit of collage for added interest. This pastel is quite small 10cm x 15cm approx. I've missed being away from pastel whilst I've been trying to get myself 'painting' more. With this one I did the sketch and then tried to very gently use fixative on it - so as not to lose too much of the light details. Some did disappear and I put them back a bit later. I'm not sure about the gold bits at the top .. but once they are stuck on they are there to stay. I'm going to try to do more of these small pastels - they don't take long to do.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Earlier this year I completed a Printmaking course at Tafe. This is a Solar Print with Chine Colle added. I used my drawing of the Pelicans for this one and quite enjoyed the printmaking experience. I found the Solar printing especially interesting - I would like to do some more sometime.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Belly Dancer

This is a very old drawing of 'The Belly Dancer'. I used that very hard brown pencil for this one. I think the size was about 12" x 10".

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


This small pastel was done about a year ago I think. It's 10.5cm x 16cm. I'm still rounding up some of my old works to put up here as I don't seem to get much time to create anything new. But I do have the beginnings of one on the easel right now ... so hopefully it will appear here soon if it doesn't find its way to the bin in the meantime. hehe!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Red Beads

Well ... at last I have managed to do some painting .. this one is just off the easel this afternoon. The size is 10" x 10" on gessoed canvas. I have used Jo Sonja acrylic paint and a reference photo of a catwalk model but have changed it quite a bit. I also did a bit of drawing on the finished painting with a felt tip pen.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


This blog is full of bits and pieces .. I tend to jump around a lot between media and subject matter. hehe! This one is painted with Jo Sonja Acrylic Colour on canvas.. after trying other acrylic paints I always come back to the Jo Sonja - it gives the best results with easy application. It's so easy to use .. I don't like mixing colours .. well maybe just a little - I'm lazy with mixing. I've become quite familiar with the colour range. This one was done with a limited palette. I've cropped this a bit.