Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Blue Headscarf

Drawing #59
Graphite and watercolor

This is a drawing from a photo...I liked the tousled hair and it was a challenge! I'm back from my holiday and will have some paintings on the go again soon! Behind with my daily paintings, but I can't be perfect all the time!! I'm still enjoying  drawing... working on a  guy with dreadlocks... fun!!

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Crochet Hook

Drawing #58
Graphite and pastel

This is another drawing I did before I left for my holiday...one of my silver crochet hooks I have had for years! I'm loving being on holiday and seeing my family!!Taking lots of photos!

Friday, 19 April 2013

Green Beanie

Drawing #58
Graphite and watercolor
Another drawing of hair...this time with a beanie! I love black and white with some color added and had some fun with the beanie! I am still on holiday and this was done before I left. I will be drawing more hair, it is a real challenge and I'm enjoying it...I think there is a little mystery not seeing the face and I like that!!

Monday, 15 April 2013

Butter Bell

Drawing #57
Graphite and pastel

This is my Butter Bell...one of the best things I have ever bought, no more hard butter!! I am going to Australia for two weeks holiday tomorrow...I have a couple more drawings done so will post them if I am able to, otherwise I will be back here at the end of the month!

Friday, 12 April 2013

Green Olive

Drawing #56
Graphite and pastel

My favorite dish again!  I love the shape and size of it...so useful for many things, especially my drawings....I'm sure it will feature in a lot more. I love green olives too!

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Golden Dune Grass

8"x8" Oil on canvas
$100 + s/h

I had other ideas for this painting when I first started and it was nothing like it is now!  Somehow it took on a life of it's own...I love it when that happens! I did this on a medium canvas panel instead of smooth board  and used a palette knife as well. I liked the texture, it's quite different from board and takes thicker paint.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Girls' Stuff

Drawing #55
Graphite and pastel

Late posting this! Looked through my jewellery box for today's drawing...I liked this combination. The pearls belonged to my Mother, the lipstick is mine. Had fun with this one!!

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Tea Break

Drawing #54
Graphite and pastel

I am still drawing every day but on days when I post my paintings I have decided not to add a drawing. I will add them on my facebook art page...they will all get posted one way or another!
I did this yesterday, I had another of THOSE days when painting wasn't going the way I wanted. I ended up throwing in the towell and having a tea break!!

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Pear Body Language

6"x8" Oil on board
$85 + s/h

I did these pears a few weeks ago in pen and watercolor, some of my drawings I will hopefully use as studies throughout the year. I like the composition and the way they look like they are avoiding each other, hence the title!  Love painting pears!!

Wednesday, 3 April 2013


Drawing #53
Pen and watercolor
Still having a bit of fun with pen and watercolor!  A quick sketch of blackberries I bought for desert.
I will probably buy more... they were so delicious!

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Time Out

Drawing #52
Graphite and pastel

We had beautiful warm weather at Easter and this girl took advantage of  it!  She was taking time out lying in the sun on the Estuary reserve across the road from my place. The light on her hair and the empty coke bottle caught my attention...I loved drawing this and I think I will end up painting it in oil!!