Monday, December 17, 2012

Happy Christmas to all and a couple of artworks


 Fatso
8x10 inches
Coloured pencil and Gouache on watercolour paper
 
The Hidden Garden
8x10 inches
Watercoloured pencils, regular coloured pencil and Faber Castell pitt pens on Pastelbord
 
It's been quite a long time between blogs and most of the artworks I've been working on lately have been commissions for Christmas so can't be posted for a couple more weeks.
 
I have an article in the latest copy of Australian Artist entitled You Can Draw on Absolutely Anything which discusses just some of the many surfaces you can use with coloured pencils. You can see my High Tea pictured on the cover of the latest issue.
 
Fatso is a gift for my Sister-in-Law who was devastated when Fatso passed away unexpectedly last month and this was one of the last photos taken of him.
 
The Hidden Garden was done just for fun to try out some different combinations of media. It didn't work out quite the way I had planned but it was nice to try out different subject matter and materials.
 
Hopefully I can get back into some regular blogging over the next couple of months.
 
Wishing all of you a truly wonderful Christmas and a really happy year in 2013 :)

4 comments:

Sue Clinker said...

Hi Karen
Another lovely selection of art. I particularly like Fatso (was he really called that)??

Merry Christmas to you and your family. Look forward to reading your posts in 2013

Karen Hull said...

Hi Sue - yes he really was called Fatso - LOL. He adopted my sister-in-law and he was already overweight when she inherited him, but sadly that extra weight ended up giving him diabetes and the added complications. Wishing you and your loved ones the most wonderful Christmas - you are a constant source of inspiration - no just with your art, but your positive and fascinating posts!!! :)

Wendy Mould said...

I love your picture of Fatso, you did a wonderful job. Sorry he died so young, it is hard to lose a pet, they are so much a part of our lives.
Have a great holiday and all the best for the coming year.

Karen Hull said...

Thank you so much Wendy and the same to you!!! :)