Kelpie puppy in the tack room. Oils over charcoal on prepared Yupo full sheet.
Using coloured pencils and graphite to setup with oils over the all. A fun time capturing a Kelpie pup from my collection of images about the Australian Kelpie dogs. An 'ekphrastic' twist or two of my imagination...
Red dog - Australian Kelpie Study. Graphite and oils on prepared sheet of Yupo...
The Australian Kelpie herding sheep. Graphite on prepared Full sheet Yupo with oils in AS No.1 medium.
'Warwick Capper' the renowned Sydney Swans footballer design for a wine label by Pieter Zaadstra, 2017. Drawing and oils on Yupo Sheet prepared for the commission.
'Con the Fruiterer' design for Chardonnay wine label by Pieter Zaadstra, 2017. Sketch with oils on Yupo sheet prepared for the commission.
'Con the Fruiterer' created on Yupo sheet prepared for drawing and oils by Pieter Zaadstra, 2017. Commission for a wine label.
Exeter A&H Show - eventing trials. Graphite powder in Alkyd with white lead in oils heightening. This is on Yupo FGS 150 gsm which is no longer available... Open life of the Alkyd was a few hours which allowed plenty of time for gaining definition and slight textures to enhance the drawing. Deft brushwork handling the detailing without going overboard and thus romancing the mystery.
'Archie' the GWP gundog passed away suddenly and David asked me to capture him for posterity. Here is my memento artwork. Graphite powder and lead pencil with alkyd oils overlay on Yupo Ultra full sheet which was primed and prepared for the job.
A commission from the Western Districts of Victoria, Australia. It features 'Shine' the Kelpie in a montage of ideas milling about behind the dog portrait study. An oil exercise in tonal arrays on canvas with reciprocal gaze engaging the viewers.