Why are there so many erasers to choose from? Well they all have a different purpose. The basic two would be a vinyl eraser and a kneadable eraser. But everyone know that you really can’t have too many art materials, don’t they? It can’t be just me! Kneadable Erasers – to lift of by patting or rolling. Kneadable erasers come in different colours but I like the grey ones from Faber-Castell. Cutting them in 9 pieces, I keep them in […]
Why is it that I find myself leaving things until the last minute sometimes? I mean, I have the closing date; I know how much time I need (with and without sleep) to get the job done; I know what other jobs are needed before and after; and still I find other things to do first – yes they are arty things but I really DON’T need to start another painting when I still have to finish 2 for the […]
The 2018 Artists for Conservation exhibition (the 11th) is partnering with one of the world’s oldest and most important global organisation dedicated to bird studies! The International Ornithological Congress (IOCongress 2018) will be held in the Vancouver Convention Centre – and by the way, it’s the 27th Congress! Faced with the daunting fact that bird experts from around the world could be peering closely at my efforts I have been wracking my brains for an Aussie bird I know inside […]
After the huge response to my pet portrait workshop I have added a new tutorial on my website. This black and white dog in Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel pencils on the wonderful Clairefontaine PastelMat. All the colours needed as well as easy to follow step by steps.
After a year and a half of hard work (not only mine but the amazing models, photographers and assistants who helped make this possible) I am pleased to say that on Saturday 28th October my book will be launched! Over 100 pages of photos, this hardcover limited edition coffee table book will have you scratching your head trying to work out which bits are paint and which are costume. All books are signed and numbered and come with a certificate […]