Monday, April 26, 2010

Another Blah day

Another Blah Day.  Just couldn't get it together.. a medly of stuff.... using my brush painting.,

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Lest We Forget

ANZAC Morning.

A small wreath left under the names of those who fell during the wars, with the LEST WE FORGET cross and flag at half mast in the background.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Birds Practice

Thought I'd practice my birds again.. some ok, some... humm not so great.. can really see I have a issue with overworking my lines.(bit of a parallell here??)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Blah day

Had a crappy day today with inspiration and everything.. blahhhhh. so here is my blah nothing brushpainting..

I was attempting some parrots, but they looked stupid. then I tried some leaves and they looked so lame I thought it best juat to stop.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Fish Practice

Carp and fish are a favoured subject area for brushpainting - so had a whirl at them.. Again a hard thing not to over detail or over do....

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bamboo Tall

I was really pleased with this one....

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Release - FA

I went back to some of my past sketches and chose Release to see if I can do a Fast Art on it.. boy - its hard ( for me) not to go over lines or rework things. 

Its not great - but this was my first attempt at it.

Monday, April 19, 2010

expressions - FA

I remember another exercise where we had to capture an expression with as little line work as we could - as well as under time pressure... heres my first try ( after years away from it)

Grumpy old bloke in supermarket queue.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

FA ball kick

another flash art.. no points on guesses where I have been...

trying to capture the moment the ball drops for the kick

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Flash Art - Shout

After a bit of brushpainting and relaising I don't need to spend heaps of time creating something, I remembered an exercise we used to do in art classes - called speed art or flash art.

Basically - you had either 30 seconds, or 1 min or 2 mins ( dep on subject) to capture what you can in quick lines.  The idea is to get the impression, the movement...

so heres my first one...  a parent at a football match today yeling for thier little one to keep running.. whilst gurading thier eyes agains the sun.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Lotus 2

Another crack at a lotus.  This time with a little colour.. Might have to crack open my watercolour pencils!! ( oh the luxury!) The colour is a bit washed out on this scan.. oh well.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Another thing which is traditional is the water lilly lotus thing ( yes - I am really up there on terminology)This one is over done again. too many stroke lines.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tiny Bird Brush Painting

There are a number of things which are traditionally painted or captured when brushpainting.  I'll have to find out what sort of bird this is - but its a cheeky little thing whcih usually hangs around on the bamboo...

I've over done this one - too many lines and too fussy.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Bamboo - Formal Picture

Not the end all and be all - but an end product of my practice.  It really does my head in that it can be done so quickly - its a must. Every stroke pre determined but flowing.  I have a LOOOONG way to go...

Monday, April 12, 2010

Bamboo practice

some more form work with the traditional bamboo

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Bamboo leaves practice

I've taken up my brush painting again - well - the black ink anyway. Its perfect for my time poor schedual. I can't agonise over lines or redo things - I need to empty my mind and just gowith the flow - literally.

Anyway - here are some practice strokes, trying to get the form right for the leaves.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Scribbly Gums

I''m a sucker for scribbly gums... just can't get enough photos of them...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Bushwalking 'Tude

This is apparently the right 'tude to have when bushwalking..... Thanks Miss L.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Morgans first Model Plane

Morgan was so delighted to have built this - nearly by himself.

Although it didnt come with the engine noisebox, Morgan was happy to add these when it took its virgin flight...

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Looks like these bunnies have been in the snow....

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Bunny the Lawnmower got

Here is Lillys master peice.  I thought it looked like Easter Bunny had an argument with the lawnmower.

Friday, April 2, 2010

The Marshmallow Bunny Production Line

Here we are making Marshmallow Easter bunnies...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Flood washup

signs of how far the flood waters came up the path in our local nature reserve.