Saturday, December 28, 2013

Scratchboard - Guard Duty.

This is my most recent  9" x 14" scratchboard completed last week titled "Guard Duty" - the reference photograph used with permission  by Beatrice Anderson.  I do have a few other boards that I have not posted  yet and will now wait until the New Year.  


Sunday, December 1, 2013

My scratchboard "Contemplation" was a finalist in the December 2013 issue of the Australian Artist magazine.





Wednesday, October 16, 2013

More show results.

Some  success I have had at a few recent art shows.


Jaguar Cub - 2nd Prize Animal Category 
 Nanango Art Fest - Oct. 2013

Yukichi (Snow Leopard) - 1st Prize Animal Category 
 Kenilworth LGI Trophy Art Competition - Sept. 2013


 Tender Loving Care - 1st Prize - Human/Animal Form
Rotary Club of Wishart - Sept. 2013

Monday, September 2, 2013

Gold Coast Award.

On the weekend one of my favourite scratchboards received 1st place at the Gold Coast Visual Arts show.  There were some incredible art works on display and I feel very honoured to have gained a place.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Freckle the koala.


A couple of years ago I created a scratchboard featuring Freckle the koala....he lived at the Daisy Hill koala centre here in Brisbane.  This little Aussie icon has been featured as a project in the Aus. Artist's Palette and the Aus. Artist's Drawing & Inspiration magazines, and most recently he is featured on a mug, tray, teabag holder and coasters, which have been produced by the Ashdene company.



You can see the individual items at the link below:-




Bribie Is. Award

Last month my scratchboard "After the Walk" received a Highly Commended award at the Matthew Flinders Art completition at Bribie Island.


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Local Show Results.


The results of entering two of my scratchboards into a local show last weekend...."Garden Beauty" won 1st prize in the "Other Recognised Art Forms", this is a little statue I have at the front of my house and "Uninvited Guest" received a "Highly Commended" in the same category.  This Butcher bird flew into my lounge room and perched on a crystal bowl sitting on the coffee table.





Sunday, June 30, 2013

Even though I have not posted anything for a while I have been busy with doing both scratchboard and painting, so a few pieces with colour for a change..

"Hands of Friendship" - Scratchboard

 "After the Walk" - Scratchboard

"Heading Home" - Painting - Acrylics.


Friday, May 17, 2013



Just for a change I decided to do a board of a little Aussie Icon.


Saturday, May 11, 2013



Just Relax'n scratchboard I completed this week.


The International Society of Scratchboard Artists Exhibition is being held next month in Canada.



Sunday, April 28, 2013

I started on this 9" x 12" scratchboard earlier this year and ended up putting it aside before completing it, so last week when looking through my boards I decided to get to work and finish this one.  Most of the work on this board has been done with a fibreglass brush.







Monday, April 22, 2013

I have been in painting mode for the past couple of weeks which certainly is a change from doing scratchart. My grandson took a photograph of his surfboard lying on the beach and I couldn't resist doing a painting of it for him.  It's now time to get back to "scratching".





Saturday, April 13, 2013

A couple of my recently completely scratchboards.


"Hands of Friendship"  - reference photo from my friend Herman Fox @ FlickR.
I used a tattoo needle to do the skin of the hands and arms and a craft knife for the little bluebird.

Cheetah Cub "Astro" - reference photo Steve Tracey @ FlickR.
Lots of fibreglass brush work on this one.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

A scratchboard I completed in January and it's coloured!!!!  I very rarely colour my boards and love to add just a hint of colour now and again, but with this one felt it just had to be coloured.- Title is "Paws for Thought".


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Not a scratchboard this time  - this musical jewellery box was bought at a garage sale 4/5 years ago and has been in the cupboard ever since, that is, until last week when I decided to give it a new lease of life.  It was originally Chinese red with a few gold coloured scrolls, anyway this is what I have come up with.


Monday, March 18, 2013

This is a scratchboard I did a few months ago titled "A Man's Best Friend"  and which I couldn't upload at the time, it is one of my favourites and is a definite keeper.  The majority of work was done with a tattoo needle and is.another fabulous reference photo taken especially for me by Herman Fox......check out his photographs at FlickR.







Sunday, March 17, 2013

Candlelight.

I finished this 8" x 10" scratchboard today.....the reference photograph for this piece was set up by my friend Herman Fox,  The candle holder and candle took no time to do BUT the little statue took forever....I could have completed three candle holders in the time it took to complete the statue.


Saturday, March 9, 2013

Bird Watching.

A 12" x 12" scratchboard - this girl's name is Millie and she lives in the USA....the reference photograph was given to me to use by Herman Fox, a fabulous photographer.  More of Herman's photographs can be seen at FlickR.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Wet & Wild.

It has been some months since I have posted here, mainly due to having problems uploading images but it looks as though things are working now.  This scratchboard won 1st place in the Animal & Wildlife category for me at a show in January.  The reference photo by Steve Tracey was used with permission.