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Ciao for now…

Youth, pastels on coloured paper, 37cm x 55cm

Youth, pastels on coloured paper, 37cm x 55cm

With just a few days before I fly off on my long awaited trip to Umbria, I thought I would upload this recent portrait completed of one of my daughter’s friends. 

Titled “Youth”, I really enjoyed playing with pastels on coloured paper and the ability to pick them up whenever you have a moment and do a little more work.  While I love my oil painting, it does take a little more time in preparation and clean up.

And now it is countdown to my week long master Portrait Class with Andrew James in Umbria.  Didn’t get selected for the Portia Geach, however the main thing is I have made my first entry and can go on from there.  Will look forward to seeing the exhibition on my return.

To see some of my other drawings, click here.

Ciao for now…

Artist at play…another puppy

Jet

Jet

I couldn’t resist some further play, when a friend of mine, Jo, recently showed me some photos of her latest addition to her family.  Very cute.  Another puppy… “Jet”.
 
As an animal lover, pets are so important in a family.   While we lost our beautiful dog, Lucy, just over a year ago, we still have a cat, a rabbit and two chooks.  Our life is richer for their presence and so it is a joy for me to do portraits of these loved ones as well!
 
Playing with the charcoal, pastels, the watercolours and the coloured paper is also all a bit of fun!
 
To see more portrait drawings, click here.
 
 

Artist at play…little boy with a puppy

Little boy and his puppy

Little boy and his puppy

 

I had been searching through my mother’s photos on my last visit to Victoria hoping to find a couple of images, only to discover we had scanned them some time ago and they were on our computer.  Taken on her “box brownie” camera, they were of my brother when he was a little boy.

 
As we head off to Victoria tomorrow for my Mother’s 80th, I am excited to be giving not only Mum’s portrait but also a surprise for my brother, Graeme.  I do hope he likes it!  I can see his son, Jason, in this image…
 
To see other recent drawings click on this link.