*I painted this on A4 220gsm Canson drawing paper - it holds washes surprisingly well, for a drawing paper. I began with some quick lines using a “Faber-Castell, Dark Sepia Pitt” artist pen, and then added watercolour. These are a few of the many landscapes I’ve attempted in recent months. I’m finding this quite a... Continue Reading →
*Painted freehand on the iPad screen, with my finger, using: Gesinski ink, smudge tool and the ink bleed pen in the Procreate app. The Gesinski ink has a rather pleasant washy feel. Watercolour, gouache and coloured pencil on 300gsm tan Strathmore mixed media paper. This paper is lovely, even though it does have some odd... Continue Reading →
*This is a small watercolour I did in my 4” x 6” sketch journal. I added the dark bluish colour in Procreate. Available as an Art Postcard print, here. Hi, I’m back! Which I wasn’t sure would be the case - and to those of you who follow or subscribe to my art posts, and are reading... Continue Reading →
WELCOME. I draw and paint with: watercolours, gouache, ink pen, pencil…and on an iPad; working from my home-studio, in a small Australian country town. Also, I write and illustrate poems - mostly haiku. Thankful†. Hope you enjoy your visit here.
There’s much I’m investigating and experimenting with lately. Lots of mixed media work on paper, and little on canvas, and in between it all some work on the iPad - good fun! It’s wonderful to have some work on the go, and ideas percolating, awaiting a brush or pen. And so exciting when they get... Continue Reading →
Watercolour, ink pen, and a little art app media. Available as a print here. Enjoyed doing this flower series... may start another one. Enjoy your weekend!
Ink pen, Inktense block washes, some pencil work, and gouache - on A4 Quill Kraft paper. Available as a print here. I’ve also printed this picture in pigment ink, with my inkjet printer, on A3 Canson 220gsm paper. And applied some coloured pencil to it. Thoroughly enjoyed Inktober, and the opportunity to use lots of line work.... Continue Reading →
Ink pen with Inktense block washes, watercolour and a little pencil work; on A5 watercolour paper. Border was put on in the Book Creator app. At the last minute, I drew in a vertical black line at the back on the left; then I felt happier with the composition. Things still tilt a bit far... Continue Reading →
Began with a quick sketch, using a black Uni pin fine line, pigment ink pen, on Mi-Teintes warm brown, 160gsm pastel paper. I prefer not to use a pencil drawing underneath. Added some colour with Inktense block washes, then added coloured pencil and graphite pencil. Softened the face a little with the smudge tool in... Continue Reading →