Quick one before breakfast, but it was not easy as I was very hungry.
The other day I wanted to paint something different so I got out my gouache and painted the closest thing I could find in the studio - my brushes in a bucket. It was so enjoyable that I continued to investigate still life paintings - see below, my new shoes and found objects in the … Continue reading Still life in Gouache
I went to the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) to have a look around, where the Andy Wharhol – Ai Wel Wei exhibition is held. The exhibit on the foyer (shown above, work of Ai Wei Wei) is pretty impressive. The queue for tickets was pretty long, but I hadn’t intended to go into the … Continue reading NGV visit and sketches
It’s been a while since I used the dip pen. I have almost forgotten how beautiful the lines can be – they are bold yet soft. Because my nib is rather thick, I have to focus on the big shapes and leave out details, which is a good thing at times.
Sean the sheep, a fluffy soft cuddly one who came home with me from NZ
Only managing one shoe – this was tedious.
Letting my imagination roam. Some kids’ boxes were lying around and inspired me to complete this picture.
I had to go there after 2 local friends recommended this cafe. What a great place to draw. Here are 2 photos taken there (below) – hopefully it gives a better sense of the place. There were loads of interesting things on the walls And coke bottles as part of the fitting in the … Continue reading Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe in Vancouver