I love working with pastels (Faber-Castell Pastels and PITT pencils, Rembrandt and Schmincke) This water lily was copied from an old photo, although I do have them growing not far from my home. At the moment I am working on a pastel portrait of a dear friend from Brisbane as well as an acrylic oil painting commissioned as a Christmas gift. Allison
Thank you to bird photographer David Jenkins for granting permission to use his stunning photo of a Red Capped Robin. I used Faber Castell polychromos pencils to draw this Robin which now forms part of the banner on the top of this webpage. You can see more of David's photos on his website. The Red Capped Robin (Petroica goodenovii) is found across much of Australia, including drier areas. David's photo is of a male bird. The females do not have the bright red and black markings, and are a grey/brown colour. It is a small bird, measuring only 10 - 12 cm. I saw them last year Western Queensland, where they were like colourful jewels, flitting through the mulga trees and perching in the winter sunshine.
I have just posted my latest portrait on my website - a Lynx Cat. I used a copy of a photograph given to me by a friend who thinks the photo came from a book on cats. Please let me know if you recognise the image, so that I can contact the photographer.
This drawing took many days of detailed work, as I had to draw every single hair of this very furry animal.
I just love the black tufts of hair on the ears of the Lynx.
There are apparently four species of Lynx cats in the world, but as they don't occur in the Southern Hemisphere, I know nothing about them. Can anybody tell me which species I have drawn?
Welcome to my website. Thank you to everyone who has commented on my artwork and placed orders. This blog is where I will include details of my drawings, how I was inspired and some information about the subject matter. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!