Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Dog Scratchboard Progress.

I have made some progress with this piece and I am already looking for what my next board will be, I also need to come up with a title.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Another Dog Scratchboard

I have started another scratchboard of a dog, the size is 8" x 10" so not quite as big as the previous one of "Focused".

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Bubble Gazer - now Focused.

Finished this board yesterday and decided to change the title to "Focused".

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Bubble Gazer WIP - 2

I have managed to do some more work on the fur, not that you can notice a lot of difference and also coloured the bubble.  I tend to be colouring one section on a scratchboard lately, i.e. the eyes, or a butterfly as in Nature Study (shown on my Blog banner) and I couldn't resist adding colour to the bubble on this board.  I still have to strengthen the shading of the fur at the dog's back and finish off the muzzle and nose.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Bubble Gazer - WIP

I started on this 11" x 14" board the other day of this gorgeous dog, as well as an 8" x 10" board of another dog.....I just can't help myself with them being my most favourite subject of all and as you can see at my new website......     thank you again Serena.
The reference photograph for this one is by Tipseek - FlickR who kindly gave me permission to use it.  As for the title ????? this is all I can think of for now as whilst working on it I keep thinking Star Gazer and therefore it led to Bubble Gazer, I might also add a few more bubbles although there is only this one in the original photograph.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Latest FADP magazine.

I managed to find a copy of the latest Australian Fine Art & Decorative Painting magazine at our local Garden City shopping centre yesterday, and I received a nice surprise to find a picture of my "Thoughtful Gaze" on the cover. This now makes a total of seven of my scratchboards to be published and the last of my submissions for this year, so I will have to get to work and submit a few more to the Editor when done, for her approval.

Friday, November 11, 2011

New board/old board

I was asked by the owner of "Heinz" to do a scratchboard of him from a favourite photograph she had where he is lying in one of her large plant pots, and I managed to get it completed this week, as well as starting on another board of my favourite subject....a dog.

Remember this one of my "Uninvited Guest" - I really need to complete the tattered piece the crystal bowl is sitting on, and hopefully I will also get this done before too long.

Monday, November 7, 2011

A Mother's Love.

A Mother's Love was one of 7 that I entered into an art show this past weekend and one which  I had great success in last year.  The number of entries was unlimited, so I thought I'd try my luck in the categories of Animals, Still Life (any medium) and Drawing where scratchboard art was listed although it was not mentioned last year.

I received a Highly Commended for this piece which I feel I was lucky to receive, after having been told by a couple of those in attendance on the opening night that the "Judge" did not like scratchboard art, which was a highly unprofessional comment to make!  Oh well, at least he thought my work was worth a HC which was certainly surprising.

Friday, November 4, 2011


I received my Wet Canvas Newsletter yesterday and to my surprise found that my board of the cheetah  Intensity was featured with Sandra Willard's beautiful still life Diapente.  

Link below:-