*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 →
Drawn freehand, with my fingertip, using the delightful swishy Gesinski ink, in the Procreate app. I also used the smudge tool set to Gesinski ink, and some pencil in the app. I have a selection below of some of the many sketching, paintings and dabblings, from the past few months. After viewing my sketches/paintings...(I tack... Continue Reading →
My perusal (or perhaps pear - rusal) of pears continues; a long time favourite subject matter. And as in this previous post here, an opportunity for more word play. I began this drawing “Pear-lescent” freehand with my fingertip, in the Art Set Pro app; and then finished it in Procreate. Below, adding more media in Procreate. As... Continue Reading →
A quick sketch in ink pen, with washes of watercolour. Inspired by a vase of Lilies on the dining table. Enjoy your day!
*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 →
I painted this (freehand, with my finger) using the “old brush” in the Procreate app, and also used the smudge tool set to “old brush”. There is a delightful, soft “feel” to the paint, and the smudge tool. Though I’ve explored this app for a while, I’m yet to try all it’s brushes, pens and... Continue Reading →
*Began with graphite pencil, on approx. 12cm x 17cm - 5” x 7” Canson 220gsm paper; with a little white oil pastel to provide some highlights. It’s only when adding the watercolour washes, that I could clearly see where I’d applied the oil pastel - which was part of the fun. I also used a... Continue Reading →