Sunday, 22 October 2017

Poppy Seed heads

Oh dear, posts are getting further and further apart. I've not done much in the way of coloured pencil art recently, I have been trying out new mediums, but here is a small piece I have just completed of some poppy seed heads from my garden. I needed to chill out a little and coloured pencils let me zone out while I work on a drawing.
Pencils: Faber Castell Polychromos
Paper: St Cuthberts Somerset Velvet 
Size: 7" x 7"


Sunday, 3 September 2017

Dartmoor Magic

I am so thrilled at the success of this picture, not only did it win Best in Show and Best Landscape awards at the 2017 UKCPS Annual exhibition, it has also got second runner up in the Ken Bromley Art Supplies catalogue cover competition and..... now it has sold at the Clevedon exhibition here in Somerset, so it has really paid me back for all the time and effort put in to it.


Friday, 28 April 2017

Best in Show UKCPS Annual exhibition 2017

I was hugely thrilled to have won Best in Show with my Landscape 'Dartmoor Magic'. This can be seen at The Menier Gallery in London until 6th May.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Simba - African Lion

I started this one along time ago and thought it deserved to be finished, so hear it is.
Pastels, both soft and pencils on Fisher 400 paper which is my favourite support for pastels. You can get so many layers and the pastel keeps on sticking. Produces much less dust too and is not so delicate either. An all round great paper.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Old tree with moss and rocks.

Oh dear, such a long time since the last post. This is one I have been working on and recently finished. I so love these old trees covered in moss. This was something of a challenge but I do like a challenge!
Title: I haven't found anything suitable yet
Support: Fabriano Artistico HP 300gsm (my favourite paper)
Media, Prismacolour pencils and Pro Marker blender pen.
Size 14" x 14"
My ref photo taken on Dartmoor last year.


I have been out on the Quantock hills at Fyne Court this morning looking for some more old trees to draw. I'm on a roll and it was such a beautiful day it would have been a shame to waste it.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Pictures recently completed for an Exhibition

This is the last one just completed for my Exhibition at the Ilminster Art Centre on 16th May. I have been working flat out to produce some new work to show and am now done. I think I will take a short break now and get on with some gardening which badly needs doing.


 Watching the girls go by


Here are a couple of others that will also be at the show.


One of the Few


Wash and Brush-up


Monday, 11 April 2016

Spring Meadow - Fox

I cant believe it was February when I last posted.
This is to go with the Spring Meadow - Hares. Thought the fox looked a little disappointed that the hares have sussed him in the grass. No breakfast for him then!
Polychromos pencils
Support: Fabrianno Artistico HP
Mounted onto cradled board. Size: 50 x 20cms


Sunday, 20 December 2015

The Stare - Tiger in graphite pencil

Just completed  'The Stare'. It was drawn on Mellotex paper and then mounted onto a cradled wooden panel. I used 3B 6B and 2H pencils and the background was done using a large graphite block (Derwent) Size: 50cms x 40cms.



Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Pat the greyhound

Pat crossed over the rainbow bridge recently and left his family very upset. This picture was commissioned for the husband as a Christmas present and for the family to remember him by.
Size: A4
Paper: Fabrianno Artistco HP
Pencils: Faber Castell Polychromos.

I am safe to post this as they don't really do computers so very unlikely that it will be seen.


Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Poacher's Delight. White Rhino cow and calf

This is my contribution to the Strathmore Pass the Journal project. Starthmore the paper manufacturers, are sending a number of journals around the world to artists to fill in. Each artist has a double page to use for whatever subject or medium they choose. This is my contribution. Reference photo by Gary Jones with thanks.

http://www.strathmoreartist.com/pass-the-journal/about.html