Friday, May 21, 2010

..some snapshots today

If you look VERY carefully you can see the South Island across the Cook Strait in the distance. Was a gorgeous day today, a contrast from yesterday though I love the wild weather too.

About 5pm.

a few more random photos taken today

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

More random photos

New sculpture near the airport in Wellington.

From Te Papa. The figure on the left is sculpture.

Breaker Bay

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Random photos taken yesterday

Between Paeroa & Te Aroha.

A few minutes later closer to Te Aroha.


Lake Taupo.

Mt Ruapehu before the weather set in & it began pouring with rain.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Life drawing 12 May

After a quick warmup sketch I offered a few exercises to the group to try - these are a few of my sketches from the evening. The first is a series of 15 second gesture drawings, all same page. The next was my last sketch of the night, just couldn't catch that pose so quick sketches of some of the people there. The next one down was a 5-7 minute drawiing where you keep your eye on the model & don't look at the page at all AND not lift the charcoal from the page. I tried it twice, so one drawing on top of another. The next was 5-7 minutes not lifting charcoal from page but allowed to look at paper sometimes while drawing, looking at edges. The last sketch was using opposite hand from usual, 5-7 minutes.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

My painting featured in magazine article

I've just been told one of my paintings featured in an article in a new Auckland lifestyle magazine which came out last week. Click <<>> to read the full article.

The information I was given about Urban Living is that it's a "leisure and lifestyle publication focusing on colourful lifestyle events, products and services available to the upbeat communities residing along the flourishing and vibrant waterfront of Auckland. Capturing the essence and elegance of the waterfront with refreshingly positive and powerful content Urban Living is presented in a cheerfully vivacious style and will feature a broad spectrum of spirited articles on fashion, interior design, dining and travel through to the arts, entertainment, shopping and real estate."

Urban Living is created by the same people that produce and

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Charcoal 29.4.10

Drawing on heavy cream paper, compressed charcoals, from life model.