Recent Face Drawings: Watercolour, Inkpen, Coloured Pencil, Art App Media… and a P.S Note

*Watercolour, inkpen, graphite pencil and coloured pencil, on Canson 220 drawing paper: approx. 10cm x 15cm. I did this one a few months ago. I’ve always drawn faces, since childhood - usually women. It’s often my “go to” when I’m trying out some art media ideas, and also I find it quite relaxing.   A... Continue Reading →

*A quick pencil sketch of our dog Seth, in one of my hand-made sketchbooks. Then, in the Procreate app, I’ve added a little colour and a tiny bit more pencil. I also used the smudge tool. As you can see in the original sketch below, not much is changed. I may draw more graphite pencil... Continue Reading →

*Dark Sepia Ink pen, Coloured pencil, Inktense Ink, graphite pencil and Watercolour. Size approx.   10cm x 15cm. These are Australian King Parrots - though not an exact rendering. We have them, and many other birds visiting us daily. I’m yet to correctly identify and name them all; though it’s certainly on my “to do”... Continue Reading →

Handmade Sketchbooks, Paint and Pencil works – Colours From Our Long, Hot, Australian Summer

*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 →

“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 →

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