Monday, November 14, 2011

Of Pen, Paint and Paper

Have been fitting painting in around making jewelery the last few months. Due to lack of table space at Ourgunyah most artistic endeavours take place at the local Gallery and at our art workshops.
The last workshop was on drawing a bird in pencil and graphite. Have drawn birds all my life , but Bill's techniques on reproducing an accurate representation of the photo of the Red Kite were a revelation.

Grids and measurements. Now why didn't I think of that! 
The result.

The other piece I have been working on for about 4 weeks is a pen and watercolour study of an entry door on an old bluestone building.
As if all this creativity wasn't enough every Thursday I travel to Childers for some clay therapy. Forgotten how much fun making pottery was. My little owl should be fired and waiting for me.
Naturally all this creativity comes at a cost - no washing, no cooking and no cleaning!