Personally speaking, the serious side of art is oil painting, however, these days I often find myself experimenting with multimedia and I say experimenting because it is just that! I deliberately do not have a plan, because part of the joy of the art is picking up something that will make a mark and making it work!
[This post contains 13 images] Have you ever wondered what the significance of a rose is? Mmm, Make sure you get the right message, or you could be in for a surprise or a shock!
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 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.
1. One old canvas to which a new drawing is added. 2. Fresh oil paint. 3. The painting begins! I have a few old paintings that I never liked, so instead of throwing them in the trash, I am recycling them. Canvasses are expensive, so if one can recycle, why not? The original painting was... Continue Reading →
I experiment quite a bit with art and thought I’d give cross-hatching a try. It is something I am familiar with, having practiced it a lot when I did a drawing course years ago, however, I never kept up with it. I started with a simple pen drawing, keeping it neat and tidy as pen... Continue Reading →
[This post contains 4 images.] I was given a Moleskine sketchbook as a gift and needless to say, I was thrilled as I find sketchbook art fascinating. It opens up endless possibilities and the art is spontaneous. Even errors (within reason) can be overlooked. The page size of the book is only 13cm x 21cm!... Continue Reading →