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Inktober 2019 Day 1 – Channelling Andy Warhol

This will be my fifth year of joining in Inktober! This year my self imposed constraints are:

  • Green ink in addition to black
  • An association with the environment
  • Relating to my day.

On day 1 I worked on a painting of beautiful Blue Stars (Chamaescilla corymbosa) which are native to Western Australia. I’m working to simulate the style of Andy Warhol’s iconic Marilyn Munroe artwork.  So I decided to do likewise in ink for Inktober.

I19001 (2) copy

#Inktober 2019 Day 1 – Blue Stars Aka Andy Warhol

Inktober is a great incentive to play and try new things.  It also helps one to get used to publishing the less than perfect!

I didn’t manage to obtain an even flat green so edited the scan to get a more Warhol effect.  Is digital ink cheating?…




Geewillinkinwinkings – So Many Flowers, So Little Time!

There has been an enormous variety of flowers pop up this Spring in our patch of the Perth Hills in Western Australia.  I’ve been hastily photographing, identifying, sketching and painting just a few in between life happening in case they don’t reappear again next year.  This is one that I haven’t been able to identify so if anyone can help I’d appreciate it, as I don’t feel able to title another painting ‘Wild One’!

Blue What?

Blue What?

They are a gorgeous bright blue – six petals (3 a little larger than the 3 in between them, so maybe 3 petals and 3 sepals).  There are 3 yellow anthers and the stigma is bluish. The stems are 30 – 40 cms long.

Blue What 1

It may of course by an introduced species /weed 😦

All we know is still infinitely less than all that remains unknown    (William Harvey)