*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 →

Recent Face Drawings: Watercolour, Inkpen, Coloured Pencil, Art App Media… and a P.S Note

*Watercolour, inkpen, graphite pencil and coloured pencil, on Canson 220 drawing paper: approx. 10cm x 15cm. I did this one a few months ago. I’ve always drawn faces, since childhood - usually women. It’s often my “go to” when I’m trying out some art media ideas, and also I find it quite relaxing.   A... Continue Reading →

*Dark Sepia Ink pen, Coloured pencil, Inktense Ink, graphite pencil and Watercolour. Size approx.   10cm x 15cm. These are Australian King Parrots - though not an exact rendering. We have them, and many other birds visiting us daily. I’m yet to correctly identify and name them all; though it’s certainly on my “to do”... 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 →

*Watercolour and inkpen. This first small painting is of a bunch of gumleaves I picked and placed in a glass vase on the kitchen windowsill. They were quite dry (like our weather around here) and formed intriguing sculptural shapes. Another Gumleave painting here. Below, a windowsill view with fruit - drawn from memory and imagination.... Continue Reading →

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