Back to school again!

It feel good to be back in "school" again.  Signed up for a 15 week programme at the Vibhavi Academy of Fine Arts (VAFA) and enjoying every minute of it.  Chandraguptha Thenuwara is a great teacher, simple, easy to understand explanations and gives access to great depth of knowledge freely.  The effort below is from... Continue Reading →


At 100 I shall be a marvellous artist

Cast several lines and hopefully despite turbulent weather you'll have a catch! "From the age of six I had a mania for drawing the shapes of things. When I was fifty I had published a universe of designs. but all I have done before the the age of seventy is not worth bothering with. At... Continue Reading →

Theory : Illustration Friday

I'm a firm believer of the theory that copying from the Masters will help in learning to draw and paint better. I'm participating in the Jan/Feb Van Gogh MOM over at WetCanvas! This is a copy of Van Gogh's pen & ink "A Portrait of the Postman Joseph Roulin" _________________________________________________________________ Check out many more interpretations... Continue Reading →


Recently I asked an old friend to provide me with a reference for the photograph used in his profile. The photograph is stunning and I wanted to have a go at it. This is my first attempt. I plan to have another go drawing or painting it soon. Pen & Ink, 4" X 6" in... Continue Reading →

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