Twitter Art Exhibit 2017

The fun Twitter Art Exhibit this year is in Stratford Upon Avon in the UK. The exhibition runs from the 1st to 19th April. The charity being supported this year (by sales of the art postcards) is Molly Olly’s Wishes, who do brilliant work for children with terminal or serious illness by making their ‘wishes’…

Evening Sea sketchbook gouache

The joy of being part of the cosmos. The horizontal diamond shapes in the sky represent light and they are moving into and out of the water. An experiment. We play with the light. It’s evening.

Pastel Flying…

This is my first attempt for many years – decades – at drawing with soft pastel. It’s a preliminary drawing for a sea oil painting, so it’s pretty rough. I must say it was fun – the pastel just flows onto the paper so easily. The dust was flying. I don’t know, at this stage, whether…

Sketchbook Heads

Yesterday I was looking through sketchbooks for some landscape images to use for a calendar…  and stumbled upon these. The one on the left is oil pastel and ink. The other two are ink and brush. I think I must have done the one with two heads after a particularly challenging social gathering. You had…

Summer Threads and a Nude

I’m staying at my mother’s house at the moment and I found one of my old sketchbooks from 2009. It’s always interesting looking through what you’ve done. Seeing any threads that you weren’t consciously aware of but that later developed more fully. One thread that I don’t really paint is the nude. Here’s a female…

Some recent Drawings from my Sketchbooks

‘Gold is On my Mind’ Acrylic pens, watercolour and gold paint on paper and card A6 ‘ ‘Pine Forest’ graphite on cartridge paper A5 ‘Eucalyptus Tree’ mixed media on watercolour paper A6 ‘Pine Forest 2’ graphite on cartridge paper A5

Two Hearts: new acrylic painting

The lens on my canon G12 camera decided to stop working this week. Maybe it wants a holiday? But I borrowed Hiie’s tiny waterproof camera – which doesn’t have anti shake on it… so, unfortunately, everything I take is a bit blurred. But I managed to get this little acrylic, I finished yesterday, relatively in…

Dear deer at the Back of Aleksandras House

  Seeing ‘real’ deers are one of the joys of living in Sweden. I’ll never get used to seeing deers- making themselves at home in people’s backyards here. I didn’t grow up with deers. I grew up with kangaroos. (Though not really. You don’t really see them in the suburbs near the beach in Melbourne…