Thursday, October 30, 2008

Life drawing

And the previous week - some sketches - I forgot my drawing media so I borrowed a pencil and drew on brown and buff paper.

Life drawing sketches

It's a while since I uploaded anything from the lifedrawing group. Here's a few in different media, pencil, Crayola twistables) and pen.

Jonas Gerard - Inspiring to watch

I found this on Cath's blog...had to share it is a joy to watch this artist at work. You can click on a video of him painting to music - fantastic to watch, and also an interview with the artist. I love his exuberance!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New Zealand Art Guild - new website

The New Zealand Art Guild has just transformed its website.

Artists have their own individual profiles now - including me.

Do take a look.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


I decided I wanted to glaze my painting "Chain Reaction" (see earlier post)

I used an acrylic glaze - didn't even think about the possibility the ink might not be waterproof after drying - and the ink started to disappear! Luckily I didn't go over too much of the painting but some areas area seriously affected. Frustrating!! Usually I like a matt surface, but for some reason I decided I wanted a shinier one on these works. Of course, it is a learning experience, and a good one too because if the painting went to another person and for some reason got water on it, I suppose the ink would have run!

So, find some waterproof ink. Or even perhaps a black pen instead. Would be quicker than working with the fine brush and ink. I've not had a lot of luck in the past to find an ink pen that didn't bleed.

Any advice gratefully received.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Watercolour sketch of Barbara

who was showing me watercolours ... and working across the table from me...and I made this quick sketch of her.