I drew this with a black inkpen and watersoluble graphite crayon on paper. With my iPad I took a snap of it, then sent it to my inkjet printer. I printed it (with the printer also set to black and white) onto “rough” A5 cotton watercolour paper.   It was fun working/playing over it with watercolour... Continue Reading →

This is painted with a mix of media. I began with a 9B Lyra water-soluble graphite stick on a 8” x 10” canvas board; and finished with layers of gouache, watercolour, Inktense ink washes, and acrylic matte and gloss medium. I wasn’t sure where I was going with this - there’s photos of the beginnings below. Though... Continue Reading →

*These are both in acrylic: the top is on a 8” x 10” canvas, and the bottom is 4” x 6” canvas.  For a few months now I’ve continued to revisit painting with acrylics - with many a muddy mess along the way - and I’m still mainly pursuing landscapes in a tonalist style. I’m at... Continue Reading →

*Watercolour, green and brown pigment inkpen, and a little white gouache. A page from my A5 Winsor&Newton sketchbook, which has 300gsm 100% cotton paper - lovely paper! Although it doesn’t say on the packaging that it’s “cold pressed” paper, I gather it is by it’s light texture. It works quite well with coloured pencil and graphite... Continue Reading →

Acrylic paint on canvas - approx. 4” x 6” (10cm x 15cm).  There’s quite a few trees in our local Red Gum reserve which have succumbed to our long, harsh droughts - yet they still have an elegant beauty. I took a photo of some of them as reference for this painting. 

Drawn with my fingertip, using paint media and the smudge tool, in the “Procreate” app. Thoroughly enjoyed pushing and smudging around these colours as I attempted a sort of sunset landscape. My iPad art, aside from being an end in itself, gives me ideas for similar works in my traditional art media. I did this from... Continue Reading →

For this quick sketch I used a dark sepia inkpen, and added washes of “natural brown” Inktense ink. It’s on A5 watercolour paper. I snapped a photo of the line drawing before adding the washes on paper. Thought I’d firstly add some brown “gesinski” ink washes on it in the “Procreate” app to see what... Continue Reading →

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