Hello there, I’m Janette - welcome to my online art journal. I draw, paint, write... on paper, canvas and sometimes, with my fingertip on an iPad - working from my home-studio, in a lovely Australian country town. Thankful†
*The beginnings of a work on A3 size watercolour paper: charcoal pencil, acrylic and gouache... Back from my annual blogging break. When I left I mentioned the fires that were already burning - they continued on...with with many more to follow. My overseas visitors may well have heard about this on the news. Sadly, so... Continue Reading →
Drawn freehand, with my fingertip, using the delightful swishy Gesinski ink, in the Procreate app. I also used the smudge tool set to Gesinski ink, and some pencil in the app. I have a selection below of some of the many sketching, paintings and dabblings, from the past few months. After viewing my sketches/paintings...(I tack... Continue Reading →
“Mother and Baby 1.B” - Acrylic, with a touch of gouache: on canvas, 5” x 7”. Painted from memory and imagination. After I applied an “isolation” coat to this, I brushed on a gloss varnish, then 24hrs later, a matt varnish; which created a pleasant satin finish. I’m a bit rusty on my return to acrylic... Continue Reading →
“Light Over the Hills” Mixed media. I began with thin washes of acrylic paint onto an (6” x 8”) A5 approx. sheet of Strathmore Toned Tan, 300gsm mixed media paper. Then I brushed on some gouache, and worked/played with some coloured pencil on top. When I had pushed the coloured pencil as far as I... Continue Reading →
My perusal (or perhaps pear - rusal) of pears continues; a long time favourite subject matter. And as in this previous post here, an opportunity for more word play. I began this drawing “Pear-lescent” freehand with my fingertip, in the Art Set Pro app; and then finished it in Procreate. Below, adding more media in Procreate. As... Continue Reading →
A quick sketch in ink pen, with washes of watercolour. Inspired by a vase of Lilies on the dining table. Enjoy your day!
The third and final - at least for now - in this series of Australian native wildlife drawings. I used the graphite pencil again on the “Reeves” 300gsm medium tooth, watercolour paper. And also applied freehand art app media in the Procreate app, to create a pastel looking finish. *Below is a video of the... Continue Reading →