Thursday, April 30, 2009

A giant amongst people-scumbelling cont W.I.P.

Hi, this is my clown piece contiued. I have worked more on the clown. I am finding this technique making my worker fresher with its looseness. I think lately I have been losing that in my work.

I have worked on the people in the crowd on the left and have yet to start onthe people on the right.

Some good news this week. I put three pieces in Camberwell Art show. Two out of the three were selected for hanging and apparently I have sold one as well. Very happy!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Hi, this is my latest work in progress. It was inspired after watching Max Wilkes video on his pastelling technique, scumbelling. Max Wilkes is an Australian artist, who lives in the Dandenongs.

He starts his pictures off in pink on black paper. I have used blue paper as that is all I had. Then you use lots of lines. Blend colors by using line work over line work. I will keep on posting as this work progresses.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mirror Image

I asked my husband last night whether he liked this picture and he said that our daughter was beautiful and would look better with the sunglasses off. So I have taken her sunglasses off and I am working on her face. I hope you like the new improved version.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Mirror Image

Just been on a trip to Cairns. Had the best time. We went snorkelling on the outer reef, highlight of the trip. We visited many waterfalls. Went to Green Island and snorkelled there. Swam at Josephine Falls and Mosman Gorge. Visited a Crocodile place.Went to Karunda and visted the markets. Travelled there by train and back by skyrail over the wonders of the tropical forest.

This is a picture of my daughter studying her reflection in the image. I will tweak it a bit further.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Out of Africa

Okay, tell me which one you like better. The picture below or this one. This is another indian ink on 300gm water color paper. The image is once again taken from Sam Mowska's African pictures with permission.

I have been doing these small ink pictures at the moment for an art show coming up and need to choose the better one. What do you think???

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Unconditional Love

"Unconditional Love" executed in black ink on water color paper. The reference is from Sam Moskwa's pictures form Africa utilised with permission.

This picture I fell in love with the elephant wrapping his trunk around the mother and it shows the universal bonding of all creatures for thier parents.

I really enjoyed working this picture in black and white and as you can see a different medium for a change.