I saw my neighbour working in her garden yesterday and it reminded me that my plants need some TLC. My neighbour furiously attacking her weeds So this morning I thought I would do some gardening too, since I am staying home. An hour later, this is what I have done…😃. I got a little bit … Continue reading One day at a time in lockdown 7
Sluuuurrrrp, I am trying to sketch more like this i.e. catch the action of the subject!
I was commissioned to capture Ladies World Championship Tournament in Real Tennis at Ballarat Tennis Club recently. * I was at the tennis club for 3 days sketching and painting the players, the spectators and the place. (*In case you paused at the word "Real" - yes, that word is meant to be there - … Continue reading Ladies World Championship in Real Tennis 2019
It's fun sketching people but its challenging. People move (from a painting perspective, that is quite unfortunate) so often, I use a pen or pencil which allows me to work quicker. The above sketches are pages of an accordian or concertina sketchbook. Then there is Gregg, my friend in his caravan (below), sketched when we … Continue reading People sketches
Enjoying the weekend papers at a library.
Learning and practising portrait painting in acrylics. This is my lovely niece. Slowly and steadily.... Hoping to keep painting family portraits to practise and improve (and to fill a wall).
Quick sketch of the lady in front of me on a tram to work. I showed her the sketch and she went "oh (pause)...oh (pause)... Oh thank you". I guess I caught her by surprise.
These are 20 minutes sketches completed on my phone using SketchesApp while travelling on trams.
Girl at a food court.
Portraits are difficult. If you are able to find a key feature for the face, for example, high nose, thick lips or thin face, then you are off to a good start. Here are a few recent portraits that I have done “live” (i.e. not from photos) Artist, Prudence Flint was giving a talk and … Continue reading A few more portraits