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Waxing lyrical

July 24, 2011


You didn’t think I just did the ‘Birds of Paradise’ prints did you? Here is my second ever lino print based on a kind of macro view of  Geraldton Wax – now hand-coloured with inks. The colour scheme is totally my own (the poor things don’t come in yellow) so went for a complementary one, in colours I […]

Birds of Paradise

July 17, 2011


If you have an exceptional memory you may remember that in my New Prints – peek post, part of one of these linoprints featured. I always intended to colour these later and that’s what I spent a rainy Sunday afternoon doing last weekend. This was my first experience of inks and I used Dr.Martin’s India […]

Winter cheeriness

June 18, 2011


This is what happened at my last pastel class when I decided I wasn’t in the right headspace to work on my current painting of double carnations. I drew over an old (diabolical) acrylic painting that was recently covered in clear Colourfix and must having been feeling the vibe from our primary school surrounds. As I worked away, I […]

Afternoon light

June 9, 2011


  Sorry I’ve been a bit neglectful of this blog lately. Have had a few things going on and needed to focus my energies elsewhere. Back now though, so hopefully you’re all still around because I’ve missed our conversations. (I would insert a little smile in here but this blog makes them into smiley emoticons […]

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 […]

Big blue jug

April 6, 2011


Acrylics. Sometimes you love them, sometimes you want to leave their caps off and let them dry to death slowly. Does that sound a little mean or unbalanced? Hope not. I guess the idea of painting quickly with limited blending possibilities has its uses. The painting above, on board, was based on a photo of […]