Category: Artwork

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100 Days of Mini Rudgeoriginals….

  Almost a year has passed since I embarked on my 100 day project of creating a mini portrait each day for a hundred consecutive days….. I thought you’d like a little reminder of some of the highlights….and a little movie showing the complete set!   Each portrait measured 5...

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Gilding 101

Nothing fills me with joy as much as the look of genuine gold on a smooth panel waiting to be burnished or embossed….the potential of the gilded surface before the paint is even thought about….So, I thought I would introduce you to a little lesson in gilding. Lots of words and...

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Cutting Feathers…

Lino cutting – one of my favourite things to do when I need some down time from painting ridiculously detailed things! A quick how-to follows. Start with drawing or photocopying your image – then trace your image…flip and transfer the tracing onto the lino so the image is reversed…. Next...

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Copper the Birthday Dog

It is always enjoyable to be asked to do a pet portrait for a special occasion – and this one was no exception.     I begin by composing a rough drawing on tracing paper in order to place it on the board. An accurate, but subtle pencil outline is...

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Inky Beginnings….

When is a sketch not a sketch? When you get a bit carried away with a picture….     After setting up my scene and inks, I plotted the shapes in pencil before inking it in. I intended to rough out an idea for a painting, but not naturally one for doing...

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Drawing a Wing – an experimental time lapse…

This week I got the biro out again to make a sketch of a Jay wing. I thought it might be fun to make a time lapse video of it emerging from the paper… I set the camera up on a tripod on the table, and proceeded to draw, stopping...

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A Golden Hare

The brushes have been busy to complete the partner painting to the fabric bird……shapes were blocked in, lines hatched, dots made….     The resulting painting:         As a pair:  

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A little Birdy.

A little while ago, I had a chair reupholstered by a friend of mine. Instead of traditional payment, we agreed on a skills exchange…..     She as a professional upholsterer will make my chair beautiful if I paint her some pictures of what she loves best – fabric! I...

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Mail Me Art – an international mail art project!

A few weeks ago, I was at my talented artist friend’s house (http://www.alexandra-becker.com), and she showed me a gorgeous miniature painting she had made which she was going to give away for free! What?? She explained that this was for an international art project called Mail Me Art….    ...