Kererū Morning – acrylic on paper, 130 x 180 mm, 2016. Available on Etsy.
“God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style. He just goes on trying other things.” Pablo Picasso
If the little kererū looks familiar, that’s because I sketched him earlier in the year with ink and watercolour. I’m not entirely sure how the magenta got into the trees ~ except that I was using it for the wings and when I wanted to make the greens pop, it was there on my palette and so I tried it and now I really like it. Note to self: keep trying other things.
“They didn’t want it good, they wanted it Wednesday.” Robert A. Heinlein
I tend to thrive on deadlines, creating them for myself even if I don’t have to because it makes me more productive, but this month I have no projects demanding urgent attention. And I’m still managing to get a few things done.
Here are a couple of little drawings I’ve just finished and listed on Etsy:
The Return, diptych, #1 — ink and watercolour, 90 x 90 mm, 2016
The Return, diptych, #2 — ink and watercolour, 90 x 90 mm, 2016
Worth the Risk — ink and watercolour, 128 x 128 mm, 2016
I’ve been getting reacquainted with working in pen and watercolour. It’s been ages. Too long, really. So I thought I’d ease back into it with a few abstract patterns. One thing led to another and the four mini (3″ x 3″) artworks below are now for sale on Etsy.