Tag Archives: drawing

Water Lines – exhibition wrap

Works by Annette Abolins

My last post was all about the beginnings of a new body of work; oil paintings and ink drawings for an exhibition about Water…  A lot has happened since then :) Moving house (somewhat suddenly) in the middle of the usual end-of-year rush, while also completing work for the Water Lines exhibition was (in hindsight) an interesting study in […]

Inspiration for Art comes in many Shapes and Sizes

picasso, kahlo, van gogh, klimt artworks

I don’t think it’s possible to pin-point exactly how ideas form, as they tend to pop up when we’re looking the other way.  It is possible though, to dwell on the various things that might inspire or lead to an idea … and in this post I want to share some of my inspirations. Art Supply (stores) There’s this thing called […]

Drawing a Musician & motivating Swimmers

pen & ink drawing digital painting Annette Abolins

Music is always inspiring, as are those who perform it so brilliantly… My friend Paul is an absolute star on the harmonica; he plays and sings across the musical genres, exuding enjoyment and love of music. He recently had a ‘big’ birthday (along with a party to write home about), and I did this drawing, wanting to capture some […]

Sketching with ArtGraf – Watercolour Graphite

watercolour graphite

It is always exciting to discover a new drawing material … A few weeks ago I was on a mission to redeem my loyalty points at Eckersley’s, when this stylish looking ArtGraf tin jumped out saying ‘pick me’! I hadn’t seen or tried watercolour graphite before (other than the water-soluble pencils), so I thought it would be fun to try … With two […]