Thursday, September 28, 2006

Starey cat

Doesn't quite capture Caesar's intense stare, but there you go.
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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Sunday, September 17, 2006

more change for illustration friday

As Caesar walks towards me one sunny afternoon, the light plays its changes on his fur, his step, his shadow.

Pen, ink & watercolour.

change for illustration friday

Change to fall, acrylics on canvas paper.
For my favourite season.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

farm for illustration friday

Clarence (on the right), helps Rosy adjust to freedom after her narrow escape from a cosmetics farm. She hopes that one day, she will return to her natural colour, though she can't remember what it is. Clarence says he likes her pink anyway. I think the two of them will be very happy together in their meadow.

Pen, ink & watercolour. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, September 07, 2006

coloured sky

Pen and ink, watercolour, acrylic. This painting was inspired by this beautiful photo.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

late summer bloom

Pencil and acrylics on 10 x 7 in canvas paper.

It's been a warm sunny September day, and the last day of my two week summer break before returning to work tomorrow. I was wondering what to do with myself while Paul watched the Brazil v Argentina friendly and he said, "Why don't you paint a sunflower?" So I did. This is only the second time I've tried painting with acrylics and I absolutely loved it, not least because mistakes are so easy to paint over! If you'd like to see the different steps of how this painting came to be, please scroll down. Thanks.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

inspired by design, for inspire me thursday

Pen, ink and newsprint on craft paper. Inspired by the photo on the front of the Cultural Hotspots supplement of the Guardian, below.

safe for illustration friday

This painting was inspired by this photo which I saw over at shadows and clouds. It's also the first time I used acrylic paints.
(Pencil, watercolour and acrylic on aquafine paper)

Friday, September 01, 2006

dreams of refuge

This drawing is based on a woven sculpture created by Sophia Gabbitas. It was drawn from a photo, in pencil. Her work reminds me of places of refuge, and is deeply comforting.

silver for photo friday