Chinese Lantern #2

I’ve made a few studies of Chinese Lantern plants before today. I find the delicacy and colour of the husks quite beautiful. An earlier post – Chinese Lanterns #1 – included a study of husks in coloured pencil. Around this time last year I made a painting in oils on canvas, Chinese Lantern on Blue….

Glass Vase, 16 August 2013

The glass vase depicted here was a recent present from my Great Uncle Fred. In it are some gladioli that I sketched in an earlier post (Gladioli, 9 August 2013). I started off this sketch in gouache with the intention of possibly heightening some areas with chalk pastels. In the end a lot more pastel…

Gladioli, 9 August 2013

This is the first painting I’ve done in gouache since completing an HND Illustration course at Falmouth School of Art in 1993. I (vaguely) remember using gouache there mainly for life science work. I hadn’t thought of using gouache since then until seeing some excellent and inspiring work by a student exhibiting in the annual…