40cm x 50cm Box Canvas
Saturday, 24 May 2014
Wednesday, 21 May 2014
Pastel on Elephant Colourfix (nightly view from my studio)
Monday, 19 May 2014
A few more of my feathers for my board - coming up with names is hard :) and finally a picture of my board all filled up with feathers. In each piece I have added a little feather from my collection - some are from the actual birds depicted, but some are just feathers that remind me of the piece, as some of the feathers I used for reference are too precious to part with or belong to my artist friend Catherine.
Off to hang the exhibit tomorrow and opening night is Saturday - very nervous about the whole thing really :)
Monday, 12 May 2014
750mm x 750mm
mixed media on stretched canvas
Friday, 9 May 2014
Guess what, we had our first really heavy rain of the season and my studio leaks. Not everywhere...just where I store pastels and anything else that shouldn't get wet :( Anyway, turns out it forced me to do some much needed adjustment on this piece. I was never happy with the haybale, for a start the hay was going in the wrong direction! So now he has a nice comfy wool bale instead...I like it much better now. :)
Monday, 5 May 2014
Hellooo there :) I know I put countdown to exhibition in the title of this post, then I remembered the cockatoo is for a different show - anyhoo its called 'Vol des Damnes' which is French (ooh la la) for Flight of the Damned. Another one in my Black Cockatoo series. This one is painted very free form, I had so much fun with it...ink under pastel. I included a close up of the tail as the red feathers are what makes this species so identifiable. The feather is from a Kookaburra, which is a type of large kingfisher...they are quite common round here...that one is for my feather board at my exhibition. :) thanks for reading!