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May 11, 2010

Graphite Rose

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Brrr tonight we found out the difference between cold and freezing.  I had a lay down after tea which I don’t normally do,  but was quite cold and thought it a good way to get warm under the covers. Just when I woke up I plugged the heater in and  damn every thing went off in the van.  It was freezing so thought would stay under the doona to get a bit warmer but it just doesn’t work that way really when its that cold.  After about 5 minutes of trying to work up the courage to go down to my connection  I stupidly realised there’s only one way to get warm again and thats to brave the outside, anyone would think it was snowing and ice out there hey?  Not really, not too far off the ice though. Its forecast 4-5 tonight but feels a lot colder than that already.  I’ve now got the heater on and a cup of tea,  and its a lot warmer.

The little rose above is done in graphite,  I actually got some water colours out last night and played around with them for awhile,  just on some sketch paper,  felt great just mixing and dropping the paint in for different techniques to try. I rarely end up with anything I’d call a painting though with watercolours,  definately not my best medium to work with, but I enjoy the different effects and things you can do with it,  would be great if they ended up worth looking at though, haha.

May 3, 2010

Blown in the Wind.

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I was going to make my tent into a painting room, but with the high winds we had for a couple of days, it well and truly got blown around. I thought it was going to take off at one stage but was even too windy to take it down. It just got flapped in my face every time I tried.  Its broken, when I went out to check it one of the poles that go through well and truly snapped. I thought I might try taping it together, haha, but with the pressure the poles are under naturally just went straight through the tape. Don’t want to do any painting in the van as its not mine, and don’t believe there wouldn’t be some paint end up somewhere no matter how careful I was. So will have to wait til I can get some more poles for it. We had an absolutely beautiful day weather wise today, but storms and rain forecast now for next few days, so no painting outside either.  I have a graphite I’m doing so will be a good time to get stuck into it and finish it.

I had a photo of the beautiful bottle brush thats starting to flower, but the add image icon has disappeared from my page here so will put it on another post. Its a really lovely native, painted millions of times but each painting of it is different.

April 30, 2010

Abstracts Graphite and Camera Shy Dogs.

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Mmm I’m sitting here with a hot coffee, heater on, dog curled up at the end of the bed,  after just spending the last hour or more catching up on some of the blogs I follow I have missed over the last couple of months.

Today I thought it good time to get some paints and pencils out and just do something to get back into the swing of things again. Its just a little abstract of desert colours, just more or less a fun painting . I started a graphite drawing yesterday and did some more work on that today also.  The painting was I think,  just more relaxation than anything else.  The graphite much more dramatic, with a lot more work involved.   The photo of the tree I just popped on because I love the texture of the bark and want to do a drawing of it later.   I hope to have more work done on the graphite tomorrow and weather permitting, to get a photo will pop  on.

I took umpteen photos of my dog again, and deleted them all after. Not one looking forward. In his 5 years I have never been able to get a really good photo of him. Can you believe a dog who really hides from a camera?  He’s shocking, the minute I pick it up and turn it any where near his direction, he turns the other way,  or lays down and puts his head  between his paws, always has.  Just ONE good portrait shot of him would be fantastic,  but have never been able to get it. Its that incredibly beautiful expression he gets on his face at times is what I’m trying to capture, so will have to think of some kind of devious way to get it that he won’t be aware of.  One of the guys at the park here is a photographer so shall probably call on his help.

Bought myself a couple of artline pens also today 0.4 and they’ve ordered some in 0.1 and 0.2, I haven’t done any pen and ink for a long time, sometimes combined with the graphite or charcoal can look quite stunning.

Well have just checked the post and doesn’t seem to be showing the abstract so will wait awhile and if not will re post the photo.

Well its coffee time again, and almost bed time to.

January 18, 2010

Graphite and Pastels.

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Just popped another couple drawings on, the first one is a large one done in graphite, the cigarette lady, the second is an aceo after Craig Nelson, who does some of the most amazing pastel paintings out, this is done in pastels also, the third one is after Vincent Van Gogh,  another little aceo, done in pastels.

Thank you for the well wishes that were left for me, I got over the pneumonia, but feels like am getting it back again. It was funny but about a week before I got it I was talking to someone on the phone saying I kept smelling and tasting pesticides into my home, which would have to come from the adjoining half house. Then both my dog and I started vomitting every day. In the end I couldn’t breathe anymore and called the doctor out, and they said it was “chemical pneumonia”  I looked this up and it is caused from pesticides, so don’t think I was too far wrong in what I had said on the phone before actually getting it.

I have hardly done any painting now for awhile, been so tired, but have checked most of the blogs I follow each day, as I really love looking at other peoples art, it gives me such pleasure.

January 4, 2010

Coffee Disprin and Blogging.

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Have had to ad the disprin to the blogging. Haven’t done much art lately, I haven’t felt that well over the last week and half and finally had to call the doctor out the other night, something I haven’t done before. But it was getting just about impossible to breathe.  She said its pneumonia and had to go to hospital.  A lesson in life I have just learnt, when your by yourself you should always have emergency pet sitter/accomodation on hand. And also to let your pet get to know a couple of the neighbours around you, in case they have to come into your home in an emergency.  My dog has such a bark, and he’s big also, that even the poor man who delivers parcels just leaves them on top of the letter box if he’s at the door.   Funny though if I let someone in he’s the biggest sook with them, and laps all attention and is SO good. This is the same dog that adopts birds and mice when he finds them. He babysat incubated chickens for 6 weeks and wouldn’t leave the side of the box they were in.  But oh boy, if you come near my door he sounds like he wants to eat you.  And this is the problem when you don’t have pre-planned emergency accomodation for him. If someone came to the door to look after him, he’d scare them away.

Or he may be classified aggresive. This worries me.

I put an ad in the local online paper for a petsitter, but can you believe, the next morning when I would have received calls about it my phone was disconnected.  I didn’t know til later that day.  Apparently the second time in the last few days it has been disconnected. Someone else tried to ring me a few days ago and got told the phone was disconnected also.  So it certainly warns us to be more prepared.   You really expect your phone service to work when you pay for it.

December 31, 2009

Some More Graphite and Pen and Ink Drawings.

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These are a few I did some time ago, two are graphite and one is pen and ink, the pen and ink one I did from a fantastic book I had on art.

December 29, 2009

Graphite Art

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These are a couple of graphite drawings I did, I really am a sucker for graphite and charcoal art.

http://www.dueysdrawings.com/links.html

This is an incredible link I found for graphite and charcoal work,  he has many links of different artists on there.  The talent is absolutely amazing.  If you get the time its worth checking out. Also some really beautiful paintings there as well. The talent around never ceases to amaze me, and I never tire of looking at it.

Well Xmas has come and gone, and now the preparations for New Years will be well underway for most people. We’re in for a blistering one for the next few days with temps up around the 40 degree mark again, think its about 105-6 in the old temps.  So will be really glad when the cooler change comes in. I have been looking at a few sites from across the other side of the world, and wow the snow they have had. Some of the photos I’ve looked through are incredible. It must be so hard to walk through it at times. I’ve never seen snow myself, but it looks so beautiful, must have its down side as well.

December 25, 2009

Graphite Artists.

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Well our catastrophic fire alert, turned out to be catastrophic. My heart goes out to the poor souls who lost their homes and everything in the fires we had. What a Xmas for you. At least no lives were lost, something to be thankful for.

How heartbreaking it must be to lose everything you own like that, all belongings Xmas presents and photographic memories just up in smoke.

Xmas day is now nearly over for another year,  quite but relaxing day. The latter part of it I  spent going through some old graphite drawings I had done awhile ago, my love of graphite and charcoal is undiminished, and spent some time on the web going through different blogs offering a look into their work, how beautiful some of it is. I found an amazing link to pencil artists and had a ball going through that as well.  Felt like a kid in a candy store.  This link is of some of the best pencil artists in the world.   So I really consider myself lucky to have found it.

Years ago I had a hobby in photography, and even in that I always leaned towards black and white photos. I think it stems from when I watched the really old movies  and fell in love with the way they did the lighting way back then.

I have my usual coffee with me,  and am going to go back into pencilartists and drool some more. Hope your Xmas was wonderful.

November 10, 2009

Graphite and Oils.

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We’re in a heatwave at the moment ( and its not even summer yet, winge winge, groan) and haven’t been doing much art at all the last few days.  Seems every flying bug on earth has found my place soon as I turn the lamp on and bring the oils out.  There is a small tear in the flyscreen and one on the flywire door.  The other night it was a constant fight to scoop them out of the oil paint with my pallette knife, but their wings kept getting left behind, so think the oil painting will probably have some of them in it, I hope not.  I HATE SUMMER. Feel better now.thru nightthe elusive butterfly The Oil “Through The Night”, Abstract 6×6″, and “Searching for Butterflys” is 6×4″. Hope your cool and no bugs. Time to start buying salads and cold meats again

far too hot to cook.  I pray all the firebugs have gone to Iceland, after last summers  inferno,  it kind of scares me they’ll come out of the woodwork again. My thoughts and prayers are still with those who were forced to endure that.

October 20, 2009

Welcome

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Hello and welcome to my blog. My blog is about art,  paintings, drawings,  ACEO’s which are quite addictive, they measure 2.5 by 3.5 inches, miniature artworks.  I love collecting and making them.

I have sold my art both locally and overseas, Europe, U.S.A.  England, and Korea.  These are a couple of ACEO’s,  two in oils with a palette knife, one in oil pastels, and the gumflowers in coloured pencils.

Thank you for looking, I will be adding more a little later, I hope you enjoy your visit here.

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