One of my most recent drawings

I am really enjoying using soft pastel at the moment, and this little still life is a mix of different pictures that I saw and my imagination. It certainly is becoming my favourite medium to use in regards to drawing.

I was going to put in a little vase, but not only was I struggling to draw it, but it just looked wrong and didn’t suit. So I cut it out and added another fruit instead.

Really happy with the result.

Another artwork of mine

Here’s another painting I have done sometime over the last few months.

I had some very large high quality paper, and at the time I didn’t have any canvases so I wanted to see if acrylic paint would work on the thick paper.

I’ve have had this idea in my head for a couple of years now, and finally ended up putting it in paint on paper, instead of canvas. I’m happy with the result.

               

 I thought I would also show what I looked like after doing this painting. I have never used so many brushes for one artwork!!!!

     

Latest works

Here are some artworks I have done recently:

A Part of Me
A Part of Me

I created this piece as an autobiography in images, rather than words. The title: “A Part of Me” says it all.

The hand is drawn using graphite, and the paint splotches is gauche.

(The official image won’t be up for a few weeks.)

Here is another artwork:

European Robin
European Robin

This drawing I did with soft pastel. It is the first bird I have ever drawn, so I was really pleasantly surprised with how well it turned out.

(The official image of this artwork also will not be up for a few weeks.)

And finally, a sketch I did a couple of days ago:

This was simply done with greylead pencils.

Here’s a couple more incredibly talented artists:

Thought I should make reference to these two artists because their works are incredible and so unique as well:

Here is the first artist: Lorraine Loots

http://www.boredpanda.com/tiny-potluck-100-paintings-ants-lorraine-loots/

“Incredible Miniature Paintings Of Galaxies, Animals And Books By Lorraine Loots”

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and here’s the second artist: Megan Maconochie

http://www.boredpanda.com/pencil-shavings-artworks-meghan-maconochie/

“I create pencil shaving art for my 365-day project”

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My first painting for 2015. Took six weeks, but I was moving studio’s as well which added to the time it took to paint it.

I found this photo years ago of poppies and fell in love with it, telling myself that someday I would paint it. Well, here it is. First off the rank for 2015.

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The painting has been given the name “Glad Song”, which I think is very fitting. I have to admit, I found this painting difficult mostly in regards to the shades of yellow and the background. It is very different to anything I have ever done before. Since going to Toowoomba my painting style has changed dramatically, and I believe I have finally found the style of painting that suits me best. As for the subject? Well, that will vary quite a bit. I’m not the kind of artist that can be squeezed into a small, predictable box. I like to surprise myself and others.

You will find the official image of Glad Song under “Paintings”.

Toowoomba – Art Course and Holiday

In mid September and start of October 2014 I went to Toowoomba for part holiday, part art course. I attended the McGregor Spring School and learnt how to paint seascapes thanks to artist and teacher Don Milner – http://www.donmilnerart.com/ . I documented my work throughout the course. Here is my final painting:

     

I had never painted water and rocks before, so it was a very interesting yet challenging course.

     

I have to admit, I was surprised with how well it turned out considering I had no past experience in this subject of painting. But Don Milner was an excellent teacher and guide. If anyone wants to see the final image of the finished painting, just click on the page titled ‘Paintings’ and you can see it better. This painting is not for sale because it was a gift for a family member.