Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Two drawings

Two somewhat random studies, both 18 x 24 cm on A4 paper.

Praying girl:

Somewhat loosely based on a still from the film The Witch, a wonderfully creepy evocation of 17th century New England.Mostly HB pencil; I used a 2B here and there. For this leopard, I did the whole thing in HB:

Not using darker grade pencils is of course a somewhat questionable decision, but on the cheapish paper I use, I can't get much darker values anyway, and I have come to like the soft, almost silverpoint-like effect of HB.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Leonard Cohen

The late, great Leonard Cohen:

Pencil, 24 x 18 cm on A4 paper.

Thursday, 10 November 2016


Been a while since I painted this kind of thing; silhouettes against a sunset sky.

Acrylic on board, 15 x 10 cm:

Pyramid tree

Pyramid tree, Lagunaria patersonia.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Thursday, 3 November 2016