Sunday 30 September 2012

Lacecap Hydrangea in Blue Vase

I am continuing to learn how to make digital sketches on the iPad. This was completed in haste, and is the better for having been done fast. Although drawn from observation, the imagination comes into play in creating the atmospheric background and the mood of the piece.

Friday 7 September 2012

Sunday 19 August 2012

Brown Teapot

Third in the series of digital drawing of teapots, continuing to experiment with making virtual images on the iPad.

Friday 11 May 2012

From the Archive 1992/7

This is a detail of a collagraph print I made in the nineties. It's posted now to mark the Enlightenment of the Buddha which is celebrated on the Full Moon of May.  The text is a haiku by the poet Ryokan.

Saturday 31 March 2012


Continuing to experiment with digital finger painting: another drawing from observation made on the iPad 

Sunday 25 March 2012

Simhamukha Spring 2012

Here is a recent sketch  of the Lion headed dakini. The pictorial space with its ambiguities is an important element of the "otherness" of the image. The layering, and swirling marks are intended to give a sense of dance and movement.

Saturday 24 March 2012

Blue teapot

First teapot digital finger painting
Inspired by seeing Hockney's Ipad sketches, I'm starting to get to grips with this new technique for making pictures and enjoying learning a new drawing skill.

Sunday 1 January 2012

A Phoenix for 2012

Developing the twin themes of flying and fire, riding the thermals.