The Charm of Charcoal…II

Thoroughly enjoying this time of exploration with charcoal. This is the second image in this series featuring the local Horowhenua landscape. The first post can be found here... Charcoal is applied over the top of washed charcoal, erased back and re-applied. Approximately 14" x 6 " on Fabriano Artistico 300gsm hot pressed paper is proving... Continue Reading →

The Charm of Charcoal…

Although we try to tame this land it will always move to it's own momentum, it's forever beating heart vibrating from it's core, sometimes with gentle whispers of breath, sometimes not so gentle... Dark, moody and rugged, yet still contained within this piece a hint of humanity. Charcoal is applied over the top of washed... Continue Reading →

Taking inspiration from the local landscape…

These views have been gifted to me as my muse for this time in my life and I am thankful. Green, lush and rolling, mostly unreachable by foot I attempt to depict their rugged wildness by thought and hand in washes of viridian and splashes of cadmium and ochre. My pencil traces their edges, where... Continue Reading →

Oh love this!!

https://youtu.be/UT36PehQjPc This link although a few years old is a wonderful example of capturing the beauty of flowers in a loose and intuitive way. This way of working is so close to my soul as an artist. The beauty of flowers; their structure and form, their energy and colour and where they sit in the... Continue Reading →

“Summer Table”

Following the theme from "Kimberley's Curtains" - I revisited a favourite composition previously used in oils and ink. Some of my students will recognise this still life arrangement. "Summer Table" is soft pastel on textured brown paper. As I am really enjoying this style of working, my weekend goal is to set up further still... Continue Reading →

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