Yep! I’ve had that coffee cup THIS LONG!!! LOL!

well I can’t believe it’s been so long since I posted last.. I was aiming to be more regular than I have been… the terrible truth is I can procrastinate, but I don’t think that’s all of it.. I finished my Diploma of Art and Creativity! I think I did very well… and things have come together well as far as some direction is concerned.. my skills have gotten better and I’m slowly getting myself out there and getting some good support from some local people.

If you would like to see the work I’ve done over the year or so, you can see it here at my current top most portfolio site.. www.vivanteart68.see.me

Having completed that course, I’m on to the next Diploma of Art and Creativity Honors

So moving onwards… I’ve made some good strides, having sold one of my pieces at the Christchurch Art Show, held in June… that made me very happy and vindication of the path I have chosen for myself!

I’m just keeping on, doing my best to get myself out there – seen and hopefully liked.

I thought I’d share a couple of my latest pieces of work… just to get things started..

I completed this drawing a little while ago, but started it between courses..

I called it “Optimism”
I’m not too sure why – it’s the word that popped into my head when I was trying to come up with a name for it.. 
Then I decided to just create something small in color and came up with this piece, and yes I know that eye is a bit creepy – I have no idea why eyes creep in to these pieces I create.. but there you go…
“Wild Eye” is small only 7″ x 5″ Faber Castell Polychromos on Fabriano Watercolor paper
Next piece is “Optimism” in color! I traced and transferred the outlines to a piece of Arches Heavy watercolor paper (Smooth) I was very pleased with the way the colors came up nice and punchy!
Faber Castell Polychromos and Durer pencils on Arches Heavy Watercolor smooth
I finished this last week.
And yesterday – I decided I needed to do something with a looser line to it, maybe a bit more energy and virve.. so I got my Pitt Pens out, and my old Faber Castell Classic Watercolor pencils and my Art Journal and gave it a go and here’s the result – I took a photo of it completed with the dry pencil before I went in and used the water on it…. As you can see in the second image… 
So here you are.. next I am planning to start using oils for the very first time.. perhaps that will be a good thing to make a blog post of… ??
Anyway – that’s it for now, I’ve made a start, I hope I can maintain the discipline to keep it up… I think I am going to make another post when I start my oils journey – I have all the materials I need, I just need to get going with it.. if you’ve read this, this far THANK YOU for reading I really do appreciate it.. don’t be shy, say hello and leave me a comment! I’d love to hear from you!