New mixed media

Quite some time ago I started working on a series of paintings relating to the South African landscape, for some reason I didn't finish that work.  I decided to go back to one of them over the weekend and this is the result, might still do a bit more tweaking (as always!).  This area holds … Continue reading New mixed media

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New painting – with back story.

I've titled this one,  'On her way' - it is inspired by the devastating mental health struggles my youngest daughter is currently experiencing after the birth of her baby almost three months ago.   These last few months have been extremely traumatic for all of us but last night, when I went to visit her with … Continue reading New painting – with back story.

Sennelier Extra Soft pastels and Canson paper – first impressions.

Unboxing ... Due to the nature of the extra soft Sennelier pastels, they were very finicky and tempermental, not robust like Rembrandt or the Art Spectrum brands that I use most of the time.  HOWEVER, the colour is completely unrivalled - it is pure pigment and applied to underpaintings using other soft pastels, or on … Continue reading Sennelier Extra Soft pastels and Canson paper – first impressions.

Art Spectrum Soft Pastels

I am so pleased, Jackson's Art Supplies have published the post on their dedicated blog featuring my review of Art Spectrum soft pastels.   Check it out here If you enjoyed the article, I'd appreciate it if you would give it a 'like' or  'share' it with your friends on Facebook or wherever else you join … Continue reading Art Spectrum Soft Pastels