Recently I rediscovered my oil sticks. I had been working on a couple of mixed media pieces on paper and was wondering how I could get the same effect I achieved on an acrylic painting I had just done – without using acrylic (my supplies were rather low). So out came the oil sticks. And they are so lovely! Creamy, buttery deliciousness. I set out … Continue reading Oil sticks
I decided to work on this image today. I got to this stage and was impatient to add colour, so I did! Before the pencil work was complete. This is where I left it. I was a little disappointed at not achieving the beautiful shine that these inks are capable of. Which is why I left it sit for such a long time. I also … Continue reading Artwork update
Even though I’ve been out of action a couple of weeks, I have found a little bit of drawing has been quite restorative. This is a drawing from back in April but it has been inspiring me a great deal over the last month or so.
I’ve pondering this direction with my artwork. Lovely, detailed pencil drawing rendered with beautiful inks. I think the technique of being loose with the ink really lends itself to my style and process. I am enjoying the inks and also developing my drawing skills. Continue reading “An artwork update – enjoying the journey”
Well, it’s been quite an eventful week but not in the art sense! I found myself having a short hospital stay after passing out during the night and face planting our bathroom wall and a china jug. Ouch. And still ouch. Hope I’m making sense. Not really up to blogging but I haven’t missed a week since I started so I thought just a little … Continue reading Just a little hello