Sunday, 28 December 2008
satisfaction in the challenge of capturing a persons emotion
in a portrait.
This is a quick 30 min sketch with the intention of capturing
an emotion with life drawing. Although this was drawn from a photo,
it is so hard to find willing models :)
At least it gives me drawing practise for when I do .
Monday, 15 December 2008
Grisaille (pronounced griz eye) is a painting term which means "grey tones".
This is a monotone painting in a tone value ranging from dark to light.
In this case I am using it as a underpainting to use as a foundation
for many transparent colour overlays "glazing".
This has been painted in Matisse acrylics,with a wonderful medium added
called "clear painting medium"
It enabled me to blend the paint without it drying too fast, which
gave the ability to do lovely skin tones.
And who is the handsome man???
Thursday, 20 November 2008
pairing off to paint each others portrait.
My partner was Jaana.
Here she is finished .
Pastels painted on a deep bottle green suede matte board.
She has the most beautiful blue eyes,
which I enjoyed painting.
Now all I need to do is to post this off to Jaana!!!
Thursday, 30 October 2008
we find that time is difficult to capture and make our own.
"Selah" is a word which means " Meditate"
" Think on these things"
To have the ability to stop and rest.
Take time to hear the still small voice of God
Pastel and charcoal sketch.
Saturday, 18 October 2008
Friday, 22 August 2008
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
Monday, 28 July 2008
4 1/2 inches x 3 inches.
Acrylic on rough watercolour paper.
I painted this today in the comfort of my cosy warm room,
with thanks to my hearter :)
Today has been the coldest day I can ever remember.
It was so cold.....
It even snowed in Sydney !!!
It even snowed in Sydney !!!
and I can never remember snow in Sydney.
So today I had many cups of hot tea!!! :)
Sunday, 20 July 2008
Sunday, 1 June 2008
A water colour , still experimenting with methods
of washes and learning the effects...
I was patient with my leaves till I became impatient :P
I think to paint a really good water colour
you need really relaxing music on, and have the kids
no where to be seen....
Stressed out mums and watercolour
just don't mix...
in the garden , gazing I guess in a dream ,
like a typical woman :P
Anyway, here I have painted it, not finished as
I am thinking on a background...
But the most fun part was trying this new bottle green
velour matte board to paint on...
I love it, but at $ 80 a sheet !!!! cannot afford to make
The pastels went down beautifully,
and I had heaps of fun... Just need to become
creative and work on a back ground...
And some more depth in my face, it is washed out here...
Monday, 31 March 2008
by Susan Harrison-Tustain
Who is an extremely talented watercolourist
from New Zealand...
This beautiful lady is her daughter Shelly.
I totally enjoyed this tutorial so much..
As you see I have her hair and dress to go,
It is a pleasure being a hermit ..
in a art studio sometimes..
I admit it
I am addicted to
here is my finished attempt,
I have a long way to go in learning, but the process was totally
enjoyable, it is amazing how time just dissapears when you
are engrosed with painting...
Thursday, 13 March 2008
This little cutie is in the process
of being finished...
He is a pastel painting and is quiet large
being about 22x20 inches...
hehe... It is fun doing such a big puppy...
I have mainly used pastel pencils,
as well as a few soft pastels...
I keep thinking a big sloppy tongue will
pop out and lick my cheek as I lean
over to paint more,,, :P
is all finished
Friday, 7 March 2008
she is an adorable little girl
with a gorgeous smile...
I have actually toned down the catchlight
in her right eye...
I think it was a but overpowering...
This was drawn on a brown cardboard.
And the paper was used as the mid tones...