Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Marquis

2.5 x 3.5 inches, watercolour and gouache, 2009.

A dark and handsome aristocrat.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Magnolia Pod Study

9 x 9 Watercolor Study


2.5 x 3.5 inches, watercolour and gouache, 2009.

This faerie, Freckle, might look innocent with her big blue eyes and freckled nose, but beware, she is a whole heap of mischief!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bummed, Blond and Br*less

4x6 Sepia Self portrait in response to a challenge in WNW watercolor group.

I was a bit younger (3 or 4) and coming off a serious crying session. Looking totally bummed, very blond and brow-less.


2.5 x 3.5 inches, watercolor and gouache, 2009.

In mythology, Antinous is one of the suitors of Penelope, the wife of Odysseus, while he is away fighting in the Trojan war. He returns disguised as a beggar to find Penelope has been faithful and kills Antinous. In David Gemmell's novel based on the Troy legend he has made Antinous a pirate captain who has invaded Ithaka and taken Penelope captive to avenge his father's death at Odysseus' hands. Odysseus arrives in disguise to rescue her and kill Antinous.

Monday, January 12, 2009

The Wild Girl

2.5 x 3.5 inches, watercolour and gouache, 2009.

A child of the forest, untamed and wild.

Orange Study

Large Orange, Watercolor, 9 x 9
Another quick study with no preliminary drawing.