Monday, July 31, 2017

A few sketches

Ab old wooden plane

Wood basket

Light and ornaments on fire

Clothes on armchair

Sketch for Kathy 1

Sketch for Kathy 2

Sketch for Kathy 3

Friday, April 14, 2017

Figure drawing - filling in time while watching TV

From an Art book

Figure from Art book 2

Art book figure 3

From TV - sitting figure

TV sitting figure 2

From TV sitting figure 3

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Recent ink drawings Waverley Caves Beach

Low tide - from old photo ( cave intact)

Cave with huge wave

Cave Beach at high tide and big sea

The other two caves and walkway - all gone now

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Finished oil paintings

Paratutu - painted with left over paint but it came out reasonable. I am being challenged working with oils and using colour, The way to get better is to keep going! A bit of an Hockney influence with the road colours

I have really struggled with this painting. I feel it is too green but slowly it came right - I think!

The  painting of the changing landscape of Waverley Caves Beach over 6 decades seemed like a simple idea but it also has been a challenge but I am reasonably pleased with the finished painting. Starting to get the hang of oil paint.

Close ups

TV images and doodling while watching TV

A figure from TV plus just filling in time

An image from a TV programme - girl siting on table

Been working on an oil painting  of Taranaki pa sites

Another oil painting on my mind about Waverley Caves Beach

 Bird images

Just doodling with no point in mind

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

New art book - Richard Diebenkorn

  I have enjoyed drawing a seated image - this from TV

Another image from TV

This week a new book I had ordered arrived based on Richard Diebenkorn's sketch books. I have long admired Diebenkorn's semi -abstract and abstract large landscapes and  figure drawings. The sketchbooks are mainly figure drawings. Diebenkorn work has recently been shown in an exhibition along with Matisse who he admired greatly. Diebenkorn was a well known American artist painting in post war USA based in the San Francisco area

The following sketches are based on some of the drawings in the book.

One of my own