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

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…

Little forest acrylic…

I bought some posca markers a few weeks ago and I must say I love them. This little postcard sized forest landscape on paper was done with them in about half an hour. There are so many acrylic products now you don’t know what to choose but I read a blog by Drew Brophy recently…

Forest tree in charcoal on paper

Yesterday I went for a quick walk in the forest and came upon this tree with a gasp. I was walking up a different path than I normally do so hadn’t noticed it before. It’s a pine tree with roots exposed. Magnificent. I walked around it then took a couple of bad camera photos and…