A Celtic Apollo

Posted in Painting Diary on May 30, 2015 by Jenny

I’ve gone a bit historical, and a bit ‘Pritani’ for this portrait of a horse. It’s an iPad sketch of the ancient horse symbol, with other related symbologies.


Self-Portrait, on the sofa

Posted in Painting Diary on May 20, 2015 by Jenny

I painted this with my fingers on iPad. Strange how tactile this techno-painting can be! I’m happy that the window box plants are higher than my head. Seems important, somehow.


In Rehearsal – Chris Myles

Posted in Painting Diary on May 15, 2015 by Jenny

I just found this in my sketchbook from rehearsals at Propeller theatre Co.  The actor is Chris Myles and the play they were rehearsing was A Winter’s Tale, 20111 I think. He was playing Camillo.  I like the colours.



Strange Nude

Posted in Painting Diary on May 7, 2015 by Jenny

This is a botched 20 minute Life Drawing sketch done yesterday evening, to which I added some digital paint early this morning. Quite strange and misshapen but I quite like that…



Posted in Painting Diary with tags , , on April 28, 2015 by Jenny

It’s one of those macs, it’s one of those hats, it’s one of those old guys: vintage Cockney style.


Ghost Figure

Posted in Painting Diary on April 24, 2015 by Jenny

I was considering the time I’ve spent at various life drawing clubs and classes. (Life Drawing is a fundamental old school painter’s exercise, where a group draws a nude model in various poses in incremental time spans from 2mins to an hour or two, sometimes using the ‘wrong’ hand). 

I did an iPad experiment to see if I now have enough grasp of anatomy to draw a convincing figure without a model to copy –  an invented figure. Here it is.



Archaeology Sardinia

Posted in iPad Art, Painting Diary with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2015 by Jenny

A painting done on my iPad- based on a vintage photograph of archaeologists in Sardinia, taken in 1954. Note the genders, the sunny sky and the large menhir they’re leaning on.

Ercole Contu is on the right. To the left are archaeologists Maria Teresa Amorelli, Tea Coco, Massimo Pallottino, Gennaro Pesce and Giovanni Lilliu. The team are excavating at Mount Accoddi near Sassari. The temple complex there is the only known example in the Medditerranian basin of a Mesopotamian style ziggurat, or possibly step-pyramid, and dates to 3500-4000 BC.


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