Apr 8, 2018

David - Pastel on paper

In August 2011 I posted on this blog about drawing David at art school.
Here he is still modelling, this time for our portrait group at DAS Studio 57 Concord.
One of the best and truely professional, thanks again David. 

Feb 9, 2018

 Kiera-Lee Look At Me  Image 1 - Pastels Image - 2 Pencil and coffee.

Our gorgeous model at Gallery 57 artspace DAS portrait group, is always fun to draw. 
Portraiture my latest artistic practice, is for me, an exploration in the various mediums you can use to create " The Look ". 

Dec 17, 2017

Heather - Pastels

Practising the art of portraiture I'm finding is an enjoyable challenge, requiring the learned visual skill of knowing what to leave in and what to leave out. 
I was captivated by the floppy hat Heather chose to wear while posing for our group. 

Oct 20, 2017


Felicity - top left in pastels, Sanui - top right also in pastels, and Penny - above in charcoal. 

Portraiture practice with a new group. Thank you Drummoyne Art's Society. 

Faces are the most interesting things we see; other people fascinate me, and the most interesting aspect of other people – the point where we go inside them – is the face. It tells all. (David Hockney)

Oct 13, 2017

Cute As - 24 x 18" Acrylics on stretched canvas - NFS

These gorgeous kittens were a delight to paint for their crazy cat loving owners. Capturing their cute little faces, that amazing pose, and the opportunity to brush letter their names was inspirational. 

Sketch notes - August 1-September 2 
Sketching while away on trips can be good fun.These small watercolour artworks bring a smile to my face when I reflect on a fabulous recent trip to NYC, London, San Francisco and Hawaii. 

Jan 6, 2017

R.I.P. Jenna - 2/12/2004 - 4/1/2017    Top image acrylics on card 12x12cms.

Within 12 months I have lost my darling husband Paul, and our 2 rescue pet Westies, Harry and Jenna. This sweet little dog had 7 years of cruel mass breeding on a puppy farm and her last 4 years in doggy heaven on earth with us. My heart is well and truely broken.