Author Archives: Helen

Running Postman Shoe #2

The second version of my Running Postman Shoe and the second in my Wildflower Shoe Series #2 – ballpoint pens on paper for mixed media – 210gsm, made by St Cuthberts Mill, UK.

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Helen

Running Postman - Ballpoint pens on paper - by Helen Lock

Running Postman – Ballpoint pens on paper – by Helen Lock

Same But Different

When I have just a few minutes spare, or when I need a rest from standing at my easel, I’m tempted to pick up a ballpoint pen and doodle. So now I’ve started Wildflower Shoe Series 2 – Ballpoint pens on mixed media paper.  Meet a different Blue Stars Shoe!

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Helen

Blue Stars Shoe - Wildflower Shoe Series 2

Blue Stars Shoe – Wildflower Shoe Series 2 – by Helen Lock

Flower Shoe #2 Running Postman

Running Postman, Kennedia Prostrata, is a scrambling ground cover native to southern Australia.  It was my choice for my second flower shoe painting.  Sometimes the design of an art piece takes longer than the painting!

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Helen

Flower Shoe 2

Flower Shoe Running Postman by Helen Lock

The Reason Is…

No posts since early November because I’ve been busy – painting!

In the last 3 months I’ve completed:

  • 7 50cm square paintings in my Blue Stars series, which is under wraps for now
  • A small painting of a bowl of petunias
  • Produced 4 experimental works using acrylic inks
  • Four flower shoe paintings on canvas board 20 by 30 cm

For me this is prolific!

This is the first of my flower shoe designs featuring Australian wildflowers.

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Helen

Blue Stars Shoe

Blue Stars Shoe – 8 x 10” – Acrylic on canvas board – by Helen Lock

Noinkvember?

It’s always a relief to complete Inktober!  I thought it’d be easier to do a daily inking when at home for the whole month – not so! So much gardening and socialising this time of year – I was under pressure.

I added some green ink to our Halloween Visitor after my last post but otherwise there’ll be no inking for me in November – I want to get back to painting my series of Blue Stars with acrylics.

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Helen

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Halloween Visitor – with green – #Inktober2019 Day 31