I have always admired the beauty of the poppy, and am intrigued that such a soft, delicate, flower has wreaked havoc and death in peoples lives by the opium produced from the seeds. The flower is also a symbol of remembrance of 20 million deaths in the first world war.
I enjoy still-life art, usually the type with food and crockery painted in oils. However, this series of still-life focuses on the details of the food.
I recently went on a road trip and took my trusted box of felt tip pens and a small drawing pad. Sunflowers and Stars was the result.
I work purely out of the need to create. I love all conventional mediums, but in the absence of these, honest digital drawing does me just fine!
I have drawn house cats: well fed, beautiful, pampered cats, however, this time I decided to draw an alley cat in a dingy alley. A large, ferocious, brave cat, the type that has to fight for survival.
We have moved into spring, and usually at this stage of the season here in the Lowveld of South Africa it is already quite hot, this year the weather has for the most part been kind and cool with soaking drizzle every few days. Coming out of six months of various stages of lock down,... Continue Reading →
In short, a decoy duck resembles a real duck. They were used in duck hunting to attract real ducks. Originally these ducks were carved from wood, even cork. Modern ducks are made from canvas or plastic. They are painted to look like a genuine duck. Historical ducks today are collector's pieces and the price can... Continue Reading →