Saturday, April 28, 2012

new drawing.

My camera is playing tricks!! the paper is white not blue,!! but until I take a new shot this will do same model same night as the one below, next Wednesday, I am off to a new drawing group at a village nearby, called Malmsbury, hopefully I will do something nice, and if so I will post it up.

 If you like any of the work please leave a comment, I had an old email address in the system and for 2 years all the comments from you nice people disappeared into cyber space,!!!  but it should be O.K. from now on.

New Life drawings

I went over to Castlemaine last Thursday evening, and joined a new life drawing class, not many people there, only 5 of us drawing, but I was pleased with the result,  this one was a 20 minute pose.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Fun in the Garden!

The stone turtle is always a hit with the Kiddies!! I have to replace the marbles from time to time!!

Sculpture from my garden.

We had our new garden, ( only 2 and a half years old.)  open for The Australian Open Garden Scheme, a few weeks ago, so I assembled some weird and wonderful sculptures to keep the visitors happy, I had some nice big old fence posts which I dressed up!! we had really positive feedback, so there was plenty for people to see, as well as a bushland setting we also have a more formal traditional garden.
the number of visitors were very good, almost 350 people, and they all loved the studio, with good sales of original artwork as well as cards and prints

Life drawing.

This drawing was done in 2009, I have two big drawers full of them, the result of 5 years of regular attendance!! so I may post up a few, every now and then just to break up the still life paintings,

 I will be making enquiries about the life drawing classes in this area, I have heard there is one in Castlemaine, which is about 20 minutes from here, (Daylesford ) so watch this space!

new drawing

I went back to Adelaide a couple of weeks ago, and as I was there for a week, I asked if there was space at the life drawing class again,
it was great to catch up with lots of old friends, and to experience the joy of standing at an easel, and
getting covered in charcoal and pastel dust!!, and then just drawing,
 I had forgotten how enjoyable it was, I did about 7 sketches, for the evening but as it has been 2 years and 3 months since my last session, I was a bit scratchy!!  The drawing above was done in a  5 minute pose.
 Harry is in charge and ran the class well, with lots of good music, a terrific model, and coffee and Tim Tams, how can you top that!!