Sunday, February 19, 2012

An outpouring of art

So: I have actually been doing a bit recently, but have completely neglected this blog in the meantime. I thought it was time to put up my newer work, given I've just directed some people here :D

This one to the left is my very first plein air piece. It was an oil, painted at Kerry Lake near Macedon.

This one was from an acrylics course I did - a seascape, if you can't tell :D We also did a landscape:

and a "feeling" abstract (this is meant to be turmoil)

Last but not least: I'm still doing life drawing occasionally - this is one of my favourites

I have even done another lion cub, but don't have a photo - will have to get one. That's it for the moment, but at least it is something!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Life Drawing

I've also decided to take up life drawing. I have a big goal I want to pursue by year's end, and this is a part of it. This is my first effort: the subject was an older male. I am pretty happy with this, especially because it has shown me where I really need to focus (head, hands, feet, genitals, proportions).

Part of the point of this is to learn to sketch quickly and from real life. So far my pencil work has been painstaking and long winded - this should help me to loosen up a little bit!

I have actually produced artwork! Sure, they are experimental, but they are real physical pieces of paper with scribbles on it. First up - pastels.

Noel and I decided to do a pastels course together, my blatant horror of touching chalky substances notwithstanding. I've completed two pieces, both of which I'm not rapt with. However there is some merit in the medium, so I'm going to try again. Here they are: Golden Lake and Autumn Ends.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I'm back!

Well, I will be :)

After a break of two years I'm feeling the art bug again. I've got something mapped out in my mind that I want to try, and now I have the space to do it! I expect to start over the weekend, and at least get an initial sketch in.


Thursday, December 27, 2007

Like a Tiger *grrrrrrr*

So, after much angst and gnashing of teeth, I have finally finished my first animal oil painting! I couldn't post it here when I finished because I was giving it to my husband as a surprise for Christmas and I know he has sent this link to people...

I'm pretty damned happy with it. I am especially pleased with how the feet turned out given they were looking awfully like horrible blobs for a while there! It's 16"x20", and I've had it framed in a dark almost-black wood (which as it turns out is slightly warped so I need to take it to be redone).

Oh, and Jay's reaction? He was rapt :D

Friday, October 19, 2007


Okay, first a quick warning: this picture may disturb some people. To me it is nature in all it's stunning and savage glory, which does indeed involve the animals I love to draw having to catch and kill their own food.

That said, it's not exactly gory, so don't worry about that Very Happy

I came across this picture and it attracted me immediately. I don't know if it's because I was feeling kind of like the zebra at that point in time, having just been handed bad news from work Laughing However, drawing it was pretty therapuetic, I must say.

It's about 10x15", on drafting film, using Polychromos and Prismacolour pencils.

Monday, October 1, 2007


I didn't know what else to title this one :) I know you've already seen this one, but there's a reason I'm showing it again - I've just found out it's won first place in the Novice category at a show I entered into about a month ago! I am so thrilled! It's a very small competition, but there was more than 1 entry so I did well I think *heh*