Napier Waller Art Prize 2019 “Portrait of Jim”
Following a period of hiatus, I thought I would revisit some travel experiences and influences I’ve adapted into some of my drawings. These small works were inspired by a trip with the family to Japan, the models captured from fashion magazines collected along the way, all the time so sweet and well groomed, these lovelyContinue reading “Inspiration in Japan”
Sketchbook Drawings of a young girl and a portrait of my daughter before orthodontic work, interesting to look back and see the difference in her jawline
Creating a Jigsaw Puzzle of my artwork is an interesting consideration, I think this painting Reflection would make for a somewhat challenging puzzle. What appeals to you when chosing a Jigsaw Puzzle? The size, number of pieces, colours or complexity? Do you buy for yourself or as a gift? What do you think would beContinue reading “Reflection”
Willow charcoal, and coloured conte with black acrylic paint…
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?
Voting for short listed artworks for The Napier Waller Art Prize People’s Choice Award closes this Sunday 25 November, to vote go to https://www.awm.gov.au/form/napier-waller-shortlist, select MY image “residence in disorder” and hit the submit button to vote The inaugural art prize for current and former ADF personnel aims to raise awareness of the military experienceContinue reading “Napier Waller Art Prize”
An absolute pleasure to meet and draw Jim today, taking the opportunity to switch from life drawing to portrait drawing is an interesting challenge Medium – willow charcoal and white conte and pastel
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.
Inspired by Klimt’s beautiful painting of a mother holding her child, this painting was commissioned as a Christmas gift from a husband to his wife. As I do not copy other artists work, it was negotiated that I would create a similarly stylised version of the original composition utilising my own techniques and materials. TheContinue reading “Mother and Child”