Here are two of my pastel bird drawings I am currently working on.
(the photos were just taken on my phone)
Australian White-Winged Blue Wren
Australian Red-Backed Wren (Female)
When I’ve finished these two, I intend to draw the male Australian Red-Backed Wren and sell the two (male+female) as a pair in matching frames. Or get them framed together in a larger single frame.
My first solo exhibition officially opened on Wednesday June 1st, at the Station Gallery in Yarragon. To promote my exhibition, the Baw Baw Arts Alliance featured my story in their bimonthly newsletter on page 5.
“The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”
– Ellen Johnson Sirleaf –
You will have to hurry. This amazing exhibition of “Australian sketchbook: Colonial life and the art of ST Gill”
is nearing to a close on 25th October.
Here is the link:
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.
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!!!!