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Hello there, I’m Janette. I draw, paint, and occasionally write and illustrate poems - mostly haiku. I work in: watercolour, ink pen, pencil, acrylic...and sometimes, with my fingertip on an iPad. I live in lovely Australia. Thankful† Hope you enjoy your visit here!

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Drawn with: watercolour, pencil and a bit of pastel, in the UBrush Pro app. Before I did this inkjet print on an A5 sheet of Art Spectrum (smooth) “Draw and Wash” paper, I put a grey border on it in the “Pages” app. I added a little graphite pencil on the print.    Enjoy your... Continue Reading →

In the above drawing I’ve begun with a flourish of my Pentel Brush pen, then I added some watercolour, coloured pencil, and Neopastels...and a little white gouache. As is usual I’ve drawn quite a lot this past month...and to help a share a few of them here, I’ve again used the Pic Collage app to... Continue Reading →

I began this with a swift drawing (from memory and imagination) using a thick water-soluble graphite crayon - “Lyra 9B” - and added some ink pen lines, watercolour, and a little white gouache. It’s on a medium A4 size, cold pressed watercolour paper - a “Born” brand, “custom made by James Cropper”. More textured than... Continue Reading →

These three Roma tomatoes are from our garden. They are an unusual shaped variety, and with their brilliant red skins...just needed to be drawn!  The Pentel brush pen is a joy to use. With a change in pressure and angle and you can swiftly produce either thick or quite fine lines. I may use a little... Continue Reading →

This is drawn freehand, from memory and imagination with: ink pen, Gesinski ink, and a bit of smudging with the smudge tool, in the Procreate app. A quick sketch...then as I refine it a little I try to leave in some of the lively initial marks; an approach I generally use whether on paper or the... Continue Reading →

Watercolour and ink pen, on recycled cotton paper, in one of my A5 “Nero” sketchbook/journals. The following collection of works are mainly in: ink pen, coloured pencil and watercolour... some in sketchbooks, and others on various types of paper. They are selected from my sketches I did in the past few months. I draw and paint... Continue Reading →

Landscape 1. The inspiration for these four landscapes comes from the countryside surrounding the little Australian country town, that I’m blessed to live in. Often the distant mountains are bright blue, and the sky’s blaze red in the sunsets, or sadly in the past, from bushfires... Landscape 2. I drew/painted these from memory, and a... Continue Reading →

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