Friday, September 28, 2012

Moth tattoos & daisy embroidery

Sometimes it is nice to just do a drawing and not worry about making a painting or having a title or doing anything except being self indulgent and drawing what you want. Which is always girls with nice butts and tiny flowers and gothy tattoos. There are a lot of faults with this drawing but i don't care because i enjoyed drawing it.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sketchbook Sunday


Just a little post this week. My sketchbook has been neglected, as has painting. Too much work and not enough time. When will a way to cut out sleep be invented? But only for me and a few special others because otherwise we'll just be expected to work even more. 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Fox & Poppies

This week my sketchbook is looking a little neglected so i thought I'd show off a big painting I'm currently working on. I'm trying out some different painting etchniques and it's been challenging but fun. More painterly and with thick gouache rather than watercolour washes.

This is how I work, very messily. The paper is just under A3 which isn't that big, but it's huge for me. Most of my paintings are A5.

These poppies gave me hand cramps.

Still heaps to go but I'm pretty happy with it so far.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sketchbook Sunday

So.. as of this week I'll be posting a peek into my current sketchbook every Sunday. Some weeks I draw lots, some weeks not much at all, so I guess it will vary from week to week.


The very last picture is a portrait of Scully from X-files that I've been working on for a while. It is mostly finished now.  

Saturday, September 8, 2012


It is storming like mad today, I had big plans but now I don't want to leave the house. I finished this little lady off curled on the couch with my cat for company, instead.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Stay Home Club

I'm really excited to announce my collaboration with Stay Home Club has been released today! If you haven't seen Stay Home Club yet, it is a great company run by Olivia Mew which works with different artists to produce limited edition homewares (currently pillowcases). This is the little set I designed, you can buy them here as a set of two, or individually.

All photos from the lovely Olivia Mew.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Fraternal Twins

More twins, would you beleive?  I've been experimenting with some new paper the last few weeks, this grey stuff I planned to just sketch on but as it turns out it's terrible to draw on, but dreamy to paint on. Watercolours aren't opaque enough for it so this is all gouache and coloured pencil. This was my third attempt at this, as the first two times i rubbed out the underdrawing too much and the paper completely disintegrated. It's also pretty hard to scan, so the colours don't look quite right here...

This week i've stopped eating wheat and dairy. Wheat for just a little bit... i like bread too much to stop for real. I get stomach aches a lot, and i've always put it down to anxiety but i figured it was worth experimenting with diet and seeing if that works. I sort-of gave up dairy ages ago, but lately that damn cheese has been creeping back in ( my mouth ) so I'm putting a flat stop to it. Dairy does not agree with me. Anyway i'll see how my guts feel in a week or two or three.

Here's a nice photo my friend Sarah took of me when we went to the Botanic gardens last week. There is a nice blog post about it over on Battle Sisters