Wednesday, November 23, 2011


12x15 Oil pastel. A class assignment----to paint a moving Carousel or a Merrygoround. So there is a difference?
I am told that Carousel is American and goes around anti clockwise because people riding it use their right hands to grab the ring. Merrygoround is English and goes around clockwise, doesn't have a ring, and people in real life, get onto the horses from the horses left side. Hence the clockwise movement. I also read that a Carousel is actually a sport between Knights, centuries ago. And then there can be different animals and these days cars etc. and I am sure there is a lot more I have left out. and I am not sure this looks as if it is moving!


Flat areas of pastel on dark background.

Baa Baa Black and The Boss

In December I am in a show called EIEIHOHOHO (really) So I thought it was time to have some fun.
These are Arapawa New Zealand sheep. The black faced sheep are Perendales, also NZ sheep. South Suffolk lamb UK, and then Highland cattle. 

Baatwo and Maaa

both 5x7 Gouache


5x7 Gouache

End of the Day

9x12 Gouache

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


This is my solution to connect the top and bottom stripes of the monotype I posted a short while ago.