Work In Progress

Watch portraits develop on my Easel

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Daffy Update

The beginings of Daffy. I have laid this one out using a grid so that it is easier to get all the feathered detail in just the right spot.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Daffy and Peli Can Can

Peli Can Can is a collage of pelicans I photographed whilst on our last holiday at Noosa. It is actually photographs of the same pelican who only stayed for as long as he thought you may feed him. The pastel will be in colour on aubergine colourfix pastel paper. I going to be busy because I also have an oil painting to finish!!

I have decided to use this composition for Daffy and to do him in graphite!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Next Project

I have been struggling to decide what I would like to draw next. I have decided to use this duck.
It still may become a group of pelicans or a bird collage!! I also have to decide whether to use graphite or pastel!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Pet Photograph Competition

You are invited to enter my Pet Photograph Competition. Please see entry details on the home page of my web site

Monday, April 20, 2009

Beemer Finished!

I feel I have finished this portrait of Beemer now. Sometimes it is hard to know when to stop! I have added more dark to darks and brought the highlights out. I think I am ready to begin some thing in colour now. I am having pastel withdrawal symptoms.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Beemer Update

I have added more but I still need to darken the darks and lighten the lights to achieve greater contrast as I work towards finishing the portrait. I love my new electric eraser but I have not used it much yet.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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Here is another update on Beemer. Not much has been added but I have just now recieved my electric eraser in the mail so I should be able to move on to the lighter fur and highlights. See how we go!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Head Perch

I have thought of also adding a catapillar or a butterfly but this may be too much! I will think about it. Detail of Bee.
Here I have added a Bee for interest!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Beemer in Graphite

Here is the first stage of my drawing of Beemer using graphite pencils.

This is Beemer a very cute Yorkshire Terrier owned and photographed by Penny Marz of Georgia in the USA.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Birds and Bees!

I have decided to add a point of interest to this painting. A Bee!! I will post when completed.
I am also about to begin a graphite portrait of a dog. Will post work in progress once I have started.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Mt Wellington

Hello! My husband and I have just been for a fly/drive holiday around Tasmania. We flew from Brisbane to Hobart, hired a car and drove from Hobart to Port Arthur to Bicheno through St Helens to Launceston and then to Strahan. We flew back to Brisbane after seven days of adventure from Launceston. We experienced Many things but my favourites were Mt Wellington at Hobart; Fairy Penguins at Bicheno; Cataract Gorge at Launceston and a Gordon River cruise at Strahan where I got to skipper a 4.2 million dollar catamaran (Under the close eye of the skipper of course)!!