I’ve been coveting a set of Terry Ludwig pastels for a very long time. The trouble is they are quite expensive and you just can’t buy them in Tasmania. So by the time I’ve added postage from the US the “quite expensive” has soared to stratospheric heights of extravagance. When I retired The Writer kept … More Terry Ludwig pastels.
I was pretty happy with my first attempts at acrylic pouring on canvas. Well- if we don’t count last nights fiasco – which I ended up scraping off the canvas into the rubbish bin. I don’t know about you but I’m definitely not counting it. It’s a very simple but unpredictable artform which I’ve been … More Acrylic abstraction
A little thought as I wait to start the next stage of my current painting. The sun has shone and now it’s gone The lazy cat is getting fat The wet paint drys as Tuesday flys The rain falls the cat sleeps and I wait ….
I’ve started posting on Instagram. I’m trying to post every day but not always making it. Why don’t I always make it. Here’s why… my life is full of not so perfect moments half finished projects in a messy room cakes with sunken tops and no icing windows that need cleaning no makeup and sleepy … More Instagram glam.
This concertina artist’s book displays mini garden paintings in graduated windows on each page. You can cut any size window you want but I like the way this book seems to zoom out from the flowers to the full garden as the windows get progressively bigger. Materials: fabric scrap or piece if scrap canvas decorated … More How to make a folded window artist’s book
Saturday was a blue sky day and heralded the last weekend of summer. We’re into rain and colder weather this week so the pool cover will be going on and the ugg boots coming out. Yes – I do have that most ugly of Australian footwear but they are just so toasty warm I gave … More The last summer day trip.
I meant to post more often once I retired but I’ve been busy…. so here’s a collection featuring my “busy” for the last little while. Mini pastel painting book I’ve been trying to figure out how to make a mini book filled with pastel paintings. The big problem is the smudge factor as the pastel is … More I’ve been busy…..
If you want to ask for feedback or advice about your own painting, or you have a question about something I haven’t covered in my You Tube videos, or you have a suggestion for a topic you would like me to cover you’re in the right place! Just leave me a comment with your question … More Feedback and questions about your paintings.
On Monday I headed down to Cygnet to drop off some paintings at an exhibition. It was a glorious sunny morning and The Writer was headed in the opposite direction to Port Arthur to take the Tasman Island cruise. I would have joined him but for the need to drop off the paintings and the fact … More Day Trip
Setting up. I like to use my Samsung Galaxy tablet to view the reference photo on as I paint because it has great colour and I can zoom in and out for detail if I need to. I just hang it up next to my paper. Then I choose the boxes of pastels I’ll be … More Painting snow in pastels.