Fun times

I felt like I needed a break from my drawings with all their intricate details, so I decided to “throw” some paint around. Good fun!

Even painted my sneakers…accidentally. 

These “Ties” were the stands from the back of frames that I had removed. I kept them because I thought they might turn into interesting artworks one day.  

I’m pleased with how well they turned out, considering the unusual surface and shape I painted on. 

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.

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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      2015-02-09 16.30.20

     

     

     

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”.