Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ginko monoprints

A couple of little trace monoprints done last year .. they were experiments on different types of papers from what I remember. They are a bit messy and rough but I quite like doing these especially coming up with a design. With a bit of practice the result could be a lot better.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Change of direction ..

To all my friends and followers of this blog I want you to know that I am going to change the direction of things here a bit.

Some of you know that I recently underwent a large operation to remove a tumour in my abdomen - not such a large tumour and nothing else seen on CT scans but the recovery is slow going. Rather than let this blog stagnate due to my inactivity, I thought I would broaden the content a bit to include snippits of everyday life and hopefully some sketchy stuff as well.

I've looked through my art folder and decided to put this pastel pencil drawing up here this time. I could draw this model every day of the week :) .. but don't think I did her justice here .. anyway here she is.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sketchy one ..

At last some sort of drawing done by me .. it's a bit rough and sketchy but at least I managed to put pencil to paper. Black pastel pencil on Fabriano paper. The original image has three girls in it who are dressed in an oriental theme and dressed in black. A rather dramatic image and I like the dramatic ones :) I started to draw just one of the girls and then decided to squeeze the second one onto the paper behind her .. which I think makes a nice composition. Would like to do a large dramatic painting of these girls.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


A smallish pastel pencil sketch of my daughter Sarah. When she visited the other day I snapped a few photos of her.