Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Callicoma serratifolia

Wood engraving 6.5 cm square. Sometimes known as "Black Wattle" it is a local tree, the leaves & twigs apparently being used in the 'wattle & daub' buildings of the early settlers.


Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Thought you'd like to see the painting that started me onto my cubistic head series. Originally was just playing around with an ATC (3.5" x 2.5" trading card) and thought it was good enough to put into a national miniature exhibition. Well it received a "Commended" and was sold! So I was encouraged to carry on!

There is a lot of detail that the picture has not shown, lots of layers and colours. Title: Alisonimo, Medium:Acrylic

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Portrait of Queen Alexandra

Well, vaguely. Even more linear than the last 3, I used pastel as part of the inking up procedure. The plate (not pictured) is now a most beautiful shade of blue, I think I should frame it - although the letters are backwards.
Print on ebay

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

another collagraph - (well, if I'm going to get glue everywhere I may as well do a series). This one has some handcolouring with watercolour.
On ebay

Monday, July 10, 2006

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Meet "George".
A creation a la collagraph based on an old military photograph. Oil based ink on Rives BFK. Tiny edition of 3. I loved discovering the texture and had a wonderful time trying out different coloured inks and hand coloured a couple with watercolour. Available on ebay.