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Help needed

May 25, 2011


OK, because you guys were so great at suggesting titles for my previous abstract pastel, would you be able to suggest any thoughts for this? I really enjoyed painting this; so relaxing when you can be a bit more intuitive and not have to study tiny details to try to replicate. I will do another […]

Let’s go surfing

May 23, 2011


Here is my first ever wave in pastels, done very quickly in class. We had to use a white background first and then repeat the exercise on a burnt red background.  

It’s Friday, no?

May 20, 2011


    So many good ones, so little time. If you’ve taking a little break on work time and want more visit the Unhappy Hipsters home page.

Artist of the. . .

May 20, 2011


“Organization”by Arshile Gorky, 1935, oil on canvas   “Painting”by Arshile Gorky, 1936-7, oil on canvas …week is Arshile Gorky who was heavily inspired by Picasso and thought originality was overrated. I like his style (he he) and the title of the second work featured above. Today in my pastels class I started on my second abstract work which I […]

Round & round

May 18, 2011


Round and round the garden like a teddy bear, One step, a’ two step and a tickle-y under there! This is a little pen and ink sketch of a tiny hand-made teddy bear that I was given before I went overseas on my first backpacking adventure. He was made from brown mini-corduroy, with a lemon, loop-edged ribbon and […]

New prints – peek

May 14, 2011


This is a small pictorial summary of my day at the studio minus the messy ink rolling and cleaning up bits. It was fun to hang up all my prints on the ‘washing line’; it was pretty full once I’d finished. And there may have been some singing along to my iPod prior to the arrival […]

Friday thought

May 13, 2011


  I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. Lily Tomlin