Saturday, 30 January 2016


Ever since I did the drawing of the steam locomotives a year ago I've been itching to do something else involving steam or smoke. I recently came across a photograph of an urban landscape that ticked my boxes ... and tickled my fancy. It's a dark scene and isn't the sort of 'art' that people would want to hang on their wall, but technically the challenge was just what I'd hoped it would be and I really enjoyed it. ;-)

Friday, 15 January 2016


Though we're already two weeks into 2016, I'll still take this belated opportunity to wish all of my blog followers a very happy, healthy, peaceful and arty 2016.

Mid-January already .... where does the time go? One minute we're finishing off our Christmas shopping and getting ready for the big day, and then, in the blink of an eye, we're halfway through January and we have nothing left of Christmas other than some nice memories and a big dent in our bank balance. Bah-Humbug!!! ;-)

Following on from the portrait I did of my father, which I finished just before Christmas, I was both delighted, and honoured to be asked by a very good friend if I would do a portrait for them. Obviously I didn't hesitate and soon received an emailed photograph of the subject, "Vina" (short for "Davina"). The finished pencil drawing was so well received that it has kick-started my 2016 art pursuits in the best way possible and I have a head full of idea's that are bigger, bolder and more challenging (for me) than ever before. I march onward excited and enthusiastic. ;-)