A couple of sketches

I haven’t really drawn or painted anything in about three or four weeks. That’s mainly because I’ve been working on a little side business (art-related!), and I tend to get absorbed in new projects at the expense of other thingsā€”a bit of a character fault. So, I was a bit nervous about getting back into it again, in case I’d lost all of my hard-won skills.

But I managed to pick up a pencil and do a could of quick sketches, so I feel a bit better now. The moral of the story? Keep going! Do something daily, even if it’s only small. That way, you won’t let the doubt set in.

Now to get back to that outdoor painting I started about a month ago…


One year of painting (and blogging here)!

The Red Vineyard by Vincent van Gogh

I’m a little bit late posting this, because I started this blog on 22 April last year, but I’m happy to say I’ve been painting, and blogging here, for a year.


Tree in my backyard


Mosaic of shapes

[A painting is] not a drawing; it’s a mosaic of shapes.

Michael Chamberlain on The Artful Painter
Art school

Art classes: week 7

Wow. A lot’s happened in the last week. Like many other countries, New Zealand is now in lockdown. It feels surreal and disconcerting. But I don’t want to focus on COVID-19. We’re all already feeling overwhelmed with the implications and the torrent of media reports. All I want to say is, I hope you’re OK.

For last week’s art class, on Wednesday the 18th, we returned to drawing and learnt about perspective.