Overcast morning on the Whataroa River, near Franz Josef, NZ
Sunday, December 20, 2015
I'm trying to decide whether to take my watercolours with me to the South Island, given that I'll only have very brief moments to sketch. I thought I'd try some quick miniature sketches for practice.
Piercy Island (practising colour mixing for a larger painting)
Karamea Estuary in the fading afternoon light
A thick early morning mist over the fields
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
I haven't used my watercolour pencils for a while, but thought I would do another preparatory sketch for my watercolour painting I'm planning to do.
Below: Sketch before adding water to the watercolour pencil marks.
Monday, December 14, 2015
I did this sketch a little while back, and have been working on developing backgrounds rather than just doing faces.
I'm not sure if I will develop this into a painting. But if I did I would call it Final Journey. I thought the woman in the drawing looked like she was saying goodbye. I drew a misty Cape Reinga behind her, with the lighthouse like a ghost image, as Cape Reinga is a place from where the Maori souls would leap towards the Underworld.
Before adding the background.
Gratuitous photo of a tree in Northland, New Zealand. Photo: Jonas
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Friday, December 11, 2015
Monday, November 23, 2015
Above: before the background.
Below after the background. Funny how the paper photographed differently this time.
Some biro sketches before the background has been done.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Friday, October 9, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015
Above: Ruru (Morepork) Owl. Schaeffer Medium Nib pen (thanks Kerrie-ann!) with Noodler Black Ink and recycled paper.
Above: Little Owl Stationery (Envelope- front). Schaeffer Medium Nib pen (thanks Kerrie-ann!) with Noodler Black Ink and recycled paper.
Catlins Estuary. South Island, New Zealand. Photo:Jonas.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Saturday, September 5, 2015
A sketch over breakfast of the New Zealand Falcon. India ink in the Staedler medium nib pen which my amazing penpal Kerrie-ann sent me. Thanks Kerrie-ann! You´re the best!
The coastline around Sail Rock, Wairarapa, North Island, New Zealand.