Here is a new drawing, a beautiful old boy called Jasper, already at rainbow bridge very sadly. His daddy, Mark received this for his birthday from his thoughtful wife Kristy! 'Jasper', 30 x 23cm, Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils, Fabriano Artistico paper, 8 hours, photo provided by client. I believe there wer some tears........ :0(
Extremely exciting day.....today, for the first time, my work has been published in the Gallery of the International Colored Pencil Magazine ( in any magazine! lol). Thrilled to bits! Digital copies are around $3 Australian......have a looksie! Yaaay!! kxx
'Lady With An Umbrella'. Faber-Castell Polychromos, Prismacolors, 40 x 26cm, 38 hours, Fabriano Artistico paper, Rod Julian Photography Had a ball drawing this beautiful image....she reminds me of my mother......bringing me back a gown from Hong Kong every year...a beautiful lady. kxx
My latest!! Dreamcatcher, 34 x 38cm, Prismacolor and Polychromos coloured pencil, gouache highlights, 40 hours, Fabriano Bristol 300gsm paper,
Chetty photography! I hope you like him....I lurrved drawing him. lol xx
I have been blessed to have won a truly wonderful award at the Cardinia Grand Art Exhibition....my portrait of a little girl with her teddy 'Sad' has won first prize in the 'A La Mode' category, that is-" open section, all mediums". The prize was unexpected and I'm grateful beyond belief. The standard in this show is always extremely high, and it has attracted artists who are renouned in their chosen mediums for excellence. I'm honoured to be acknowledged in their presence. kindly Karina xx
'Unforgettable Angel 2' 23cm x 33cm, Primacolor and Polychromos pencils, 16 hours, 'Unforgettable Angel 1', stretched canvas, 33 hours, Oils, photo supplied by mother, Julie.
This beautiful woman passed on 5/1/2014 from a brain tumor, after finding it on 18/ 9/2013. She leaves two boys, Mickyle and Lochlan, both under 6 yrs. It was an honour to this portrait, one of two, the other is in oils.
A few words from Mellisa's mother Julie.....
"I've been given the opportunity to tell you about My Angel, introducing Mellisa-Lea, the painting shows all
Her sheer beauty. As for her inner beauty, It was seen and felt by all who knew her.
The endearing nature she had, touched all that came in contact with her.
Her inspiration gave others a sense of hope, which was humbling to her & was a gift she carried with great modesty of an era of long ago.
She was an Angel sent to me on this earth and now is Gods Angel for all.
This is Mellisa-Lea."
"My heart is innately driven to draw.... everything I see is a drawing, every face, animal and life is art......and this is my art. Enjoy. Kindly Karina xx"