Previous months have seen me painting utilising more traditional methods and using raw vibrant colours in acrylic on various papers, canvas, acrylic, watercolour over original graphite drawings Helping me along the way I’ve been referring back to my collection of life drawings as well as some of my favourite expressionist artists like Kirkner and Matisse
Thinking about the composition of a drawing, what do you think makes an interesting portrait? I have been pleasantly surprised at the results of doing the quick 2-minute studies at the beginning of a portrait sitting, finding the need to focus deeper on the face and shape of the head with more accuracy, to drawContinue reading “Portrait Drawing – Kate”
What do you think? On occassion I add colour to my large charcoal drawings using conte and coloured pastels, I’m interesested as to whether the large 40 minute portrait drawings (below) have been improved by the addition of colour compared with previous black and white drawings, or should I stick with the Black and White?
An extension of painting figures in the landscape, many of my artworks explore the symbolism of flowers and the idea of internal growth visible on the outside of the body, twisting through the hair and taking over the body, expressing emotions, values and attitudes and the potential for behavioural change.
Adapted from an earlier painting titled Bouquet of Protea or Speak your Truth, the opportunity to paint a large-scale painting within the community of Buninyong with other local artists was one I didn’t want to pass up. The Protea flowers, symbolic of courage; positioned at the mouth of the figure, represents being free to beContinue reading “Speak your Truth”
Short sketches allow the artist to get to know the figure prior to drawing longer studies, large drawings often serve as reference material for other artworks