*Watercolour and pencil in my 13cm x 16cm Khadi cotton sketchbook. Hi, back from my annual blogging break. Over the past few months since my last post, I’ve finished, and nearly finished quite a lot of artwork/play. Just a few sketches here today; plan to do another post shortly. I’ve also continued to sharpen my... Continue Reading →

Flowers in Mixed Media – a Work in Progress

Began with a charcoal drawing, then: watercolour (a little gouache) and Inktense ink block washes, mat acrylic medium, white acrylic paint… In these last stages I’m adding layers of gloss acrylic medium mixed with watercolours/ink to intensify colours… It’s on a watercolour canvas (8” x 10”) but I’ve found most canvases work well with this... Continue Reading →

*Gouache, watercolour, graphite pencil, Inktense ink washes… and layers of clear matte and gloss acrylic mediums on a 8” x 10” (approx. 20cm x 25cm) canvas board. This is from memory and imagination… which seems often the way I draw and paint these days. My frequent walks around our neighbourhood and in the beautiful Australian... Continue Reading →

A Few Drawings

The initial drawing I did quickly with a black ink brush pen. It’s fun to work speedily, not quite knowing where marks will land...I can always use a little gouache to fix bits up later. I then added watercolour and pencil. It’s little smaller than “4 x 6”...I think a touch more red in it... 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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