Afterwards

Afterwards, acrylic on board, approx. 300 x 300 mm. I’ve been meaning to attempt an Illustration Friday challenge for some time now. This week’s is ‘afterwards’ and after one busted attempt to fulfill it, I thought that yet again I would miss it. But late this afternoon I came up with a sudden simple idea […]

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Creative Tuesday (and AEDM) – little house

‘Special precautions were required when Uncle Bill came to visit.’ Little House, pen on bleedproof paper, approx. 290 x 200 mm Is it a little sad that when prompted with the phrase ‘little house’, the first thing that came to mind was a toilet? Or should I blame it on being Australian? In any case, […]

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Memories and possibilities

I did art today, but I can’t post it until tomorrow 🙁  I also worked up a concept for this week’s Illustration Friday and may make a first attempt at that challenge. I didn’t have a chance today. So what am I going to post about tonight? Memories in scribbles. We are currently looking at […]

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Colour experiments – Embers

I did my first acrylic painting in nearly ten years today. It’s not much, but it is finished. Embers, Acrylic on board, approx. 300 x 300 mm. Hmm, jpegs certainly can’t handle reds very well. This is rather more orange than it appears in this piccy. That and the poor lighting make for a pretty […]

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Art Every Day Month – Day 3

Didn’t have a very good day today. Izzy was teething and unsettled so I had to attend to her, so KJ got bored and destructive, I got angry and frustrated…it wasn’t a good time. So there wasn’t much art done. The only thing I managed was a doodle at the last minute in front of […]

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Almond blossom mandala

I’ve been drooling over mandalas for some time now, so yesterday I decided that today’s art project as part of Art Every Day Month would be a mandala. I had no idea what I was doing other than I was doing it. It needed to be round, so I dug up my compass set and […]

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Oil pastel experiments – Swirls

Saturday I felt like doodling and since the Drawing Lab Challenge I had missed involved doing exactly that, I did some. I grabbed my oil pastels, a piece of watercolour paper and just drew some swirls. No plan, no design beyond the idea that I’d like to play with some graduated colour (I followed the […]

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