Wednesday, June 29, 2011

winter colour

winter cold and rain . . .
winter colour . . .
pinned onto paper
delicate and soft
with brush and watercolours
in pointsettia flowers

each morning to school
the pointsettia tree
claims the attention
with colour and dance
in wind and rain or sunshine

Sunday, June 26, 2011

thirteen . . .

girl sitting on her legs . . .
frustrated . . .
soon to be thirteen . . .
independent . . .
but needs mom and dad . . .
to show the way . . .
sometimes under provocation . . .
sometimes under duress . . .
but always carried by careful love.

drawing in charcoal on white watercolour paper

Sunday, June 12, 2011

domesticated alley cat

"He goes on the prowl each night
like an alley cat
Lookin' for some new delight
like an alley cat"
(now he's lying flat)

"She can't trust him out of sight
there's no doubt of that
He just don't know wrong from right
like an alley cat"
(does she smell a rat?)

a crochet cat ?
a purr-fect first - with wool left overs
not sure if it should look like this
but a cute cuddly soft toy
who stole a girl's heart . . .

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Workshop - using oils with gesso

I attended a workshop held by the Drakenstein Art Society
Elsa Spamer (du Plessis) was the artist showing us
how to use gesso and paint on the gesso with thin oils

I decided to try Cape Fynbos with this technique;
the gesso for this protea was done by Else
and I did the painting . . .

At home I decided to explore the skills I've acquired
and painted this pincushion . . .