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!
*Graphite pencil, coloured pencil, and a little watercolour…this is on Reeves 300gsm, (eco friendly) premium drawing paper. Although I love to use cotton paper this paper feels delightful to work on with coloured pencil. It’s acid free, and quite white - which helps the colours to stand out well. When I’m out walking I... Continue Reading →
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 →