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 →

“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 →

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