Drew this with Neopastels 1 (non-watersoluble) and a little Neopastels 11 (watersoluble), on a small A6 piece of “Toned Blue, Mixed Media, 300gsm Strathmore paper. I placed it under this mat board for the photo, and may attach it properly with “Artist” tape, then put it in a black frame. I have a quite a... Continue Reading →

Gesinski ink in the Procreate app. I also used the smudge tool set to Gesinski ink to get a more painterly effect. It’s from my imagination and not so much from memory, but just wanting to create a sense of mystery. *There’s a tiny less work on the video, compared to the completed image above.... Continue Reading →

*Watercolour, ink pen, coloured pencil and white gouache, on Canson Montval 185gsm, cold press, watercolour paper. Drawn from memory and imagination. This is on a small A6 page from one of my handmade sketchbooks. I continue to tackle landscapes. They certainly lend themselves to some fun with abstraction. At the moment I’m interested in experimenting with... 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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