Self Portrait in coloured pencil

Saturday, 30 January 2016

What I've been doing.

I have been updating my website. 
I made my last website on a computer that died and I hadn't backed up the files. So I had to start again. And this time I have made it responsive down to mobile size. I hope it works. 
It is the same url of course. 
I had the gold and red logo for many years and I felt it was time for a change. I tried my artworks against many different coloured backgrounds and picked the one that set off both the coloured ones as well as the black and white ones. It turned out to be my favourite aqua tone and I was inspired to use toning dark green for the banner and link buttons. 
I would love to know what people think about the new colours. 
I have also added two more galleries. I have added miniatures and the bigger pen and inks that I worked on in 2015. 
It was harder work than I expected and took me much longer so I haven't done as much art as I would have liked to do. 

I have been working on a still life painting of a small statuette reproduction of the Egyptian cat that inspired the portrait of Bastet the cat goddess shown in my Animals gallery. I have added some semi precious stones in shades of blue, green and brown and a chunk of Connemara marble. 
I hope it isn't long before I finish it and show it here.