Saturday, April 28, 2007

'Bones' update

Realised that I was getting hooked up on the anatomy and not on the picture. I have reached my comfort zone and was reluctant to commit to the ideas I had for this painting. I am going to be as surprised as you are ... I am now exploring unknown territory.

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Monster Women

Abbey ponds, Eynsham

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Drawing bones

Sorry about the poor scan but my drawing book is a nice thick one which does not fit the scanner well. My new anatomy book is very helpfull but real understanding still needs access to a skeleton.


Red Sail

Red Sail
Acrylic Paint on canvas
18 x 12 cm

This painting will be for sale at the exhibition. It's price is a donation to the Oxford Youth Sail Training Centre.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Stop Press

I have a new anatomy book which gives more detail of the skeletal structures. I now own four anatomy books!!

Artweeks 2007


This is a small, unfinished, canvas of a Pico dingy at Farmoor Reservoir. I am exhibiting there as part of the Artweeks Festival in May. This link will take you to the details of this exhibition.

My daughter works as a sailing instructor there in the summer. You can see my photography there at my other blog.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Been a busy girl

This one is getting close to completion. The knife needs finishing. Then put out of sight for at least two weeks so I can look at it with fresh eyes.
This is the under painting for 'bones of steel'. I have found this very personal painting very difficult. Once the basic sketch has been done I can normally almost "see" the finished painting. I have done an acrylic under painting so I can develop the work.

I have been an "art tart' for to long and always painted with the intention of selling it for room decoration. This painting has shocked some friends. I am showing myself exposed to bone level ... damage has been done but there is still strength ... life costs. I carry in my lap a spear and spear thrower ... still dangerous.

Feed back for good or bad would be very welcome.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Updates on 'Bones'

You will need to click on the picture inorder to see the painting.

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Updates on 'Future"


Monday, April 09, 2007


The Easter weekend was a good time with the family. I have resolved some of the problems with this image by allowing it to evolve. This is a merge of several scans and poped into Photoshop because I was getting fed up with experimenting on paper. So there is a way to go yet. I need to point out that she is holding a spear and a spear thrower.

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

The art of anatomy

I have three anatomy books and the whole of the Internet to find the information I wanted for my bones. Result ... hours spent looking. Still need to spend time with a articulated skeleton.

I had not intended this painting to be an accurate anatomy drawing but did at least think I was going to choose what I changed.
So not a good drawing but one of exploration and learning.