Monday, July 17, 2017

Into The Light

 
"Into The Light" -watercolour
I meant to post this some time ago but somehow it ended up in my draft folder. This painting was the recipient of the Kath von Tunzelmann Watercolour Award at the Ashburton Art Society annual exhibition a few years ago and was inspired by the some of the beautiful rhododendron blooms that grace my garden every spring. These flowers must be one of my favorites. They lend such a blaze of colour to the landscape at the end of winter. We have just survived our first snow fall of the winter and I'm looking forward to spring.  
The Hunter - soft pastel on Canson paper.
I've not posted much for some time mainly because life has been so busy that I found it difficult to get much art work done. That's life  I suppose and some things are just more important than art, namely those in our families and others we love. I'm sorry if I offend anyone by saying that, but that is the way I feel.
Anyway things are looking more positive on the art front at the moment. I have an exhibition scheduled for the end of September through October in a local gallery and am working steadily towards that. Keeping things under wraps at the moment, but look forward to more posts. Can you guess the subject for the exhibition? (Hint- not related to the picture in this post.)

Thursday, November 12, 2015


"Heart to Heart"-charcoal drawing.
Trust does not come at once but is built up gradually. Once established it is deep and enduring. 

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Pink Hat

She captivated my attention at the A&P show - the pink hat and the grey coat. Oil on canvas.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Portrait of a girl - charcoal on paper. Nice to get some work completed in between efforts to tame the garden this summer. So good to enjoy the coolness of my studio as the temperature soars outside.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Mid - Conversation

My plan at the beginning of the year was to be more consistent with my blog posts but it seems that has fallen by the way. I really cannot believe how fast the year has disappeared and how few posts I have actually made! For the last two years I have struggled with a shoulder injury which seriously hindered my creative output but I am happy to report that although not completely pain-free, I am experiencing increased mobility of my painting arm and hope to produce more beautiful works of art.
I love working in charcoal and am particularly drawn to the human face, especially the character-filled faces of those in advanced years. Thanks to David Kassan who has introduced me to pan pastels - a far less time consuming process than the charcoal powder which I have used until now. 

Monday, February 10, 2014

"I Wish..."

Children are such delightful subjects especially when they are engrossed in their own world. As a child I remember blowing the dandilion seed-head and making a wish. This little boy could well be doing the same. I wonder what he is wishing for.
Watercolour on Arches paper. Thanks for looking.