I am schlepping myself around these days and I just about manage to get the things done that I have to get done, including some drawing and painting. But it’s all a bit much sometimes what with the baby almost
Practice makes perfect, right? As being able to draw hands is an important skill to have for a realist painterling, I have decided to draw my own hands – or hand, as it were – every morning. I try not
The Salt City Swing Band, which I draw sometimes during their rehearsals and gigs, features three string instruments: the concert bass, the gypsy jazz guitar and the violin. Here are two of these lovely instruments and their adept players. Also,
I’m more or less housebound at the moment – the second sketch is a hint as to why – but sometimes I need to go out to see a doctor or learn about how to give birth to a baby
One of the main powerhouses behind my church congregation is the secretary. Marlene is the person most visitors meet when they make inquiries. She organises rooms for events, keeps everyone provided with newsletters and oversees everything. These are just a
This is the last one of my musicians. This team of musicians doesn’t always play together, so technically, I shouldn’t refer to them as a trio. But they were a trio when I sketched them the other night (click here
I usually don’t post on Sundays, but because my website has been down a bit lately due to a server error – apologies for any inconvenience here – I am two days late with these drawings. And I can’t wait
This is my sweetheart working from home. It’s the usual way of things chez Gillands: I sit at my desk or sit/stand at my easel, he is sitting on the sofa all comfortable reading, thinking and typing on his computer.
When I took up painting in 2005, I was into landscape in a big way. I had studied American landscape painting as part of my BA and I had immersed myself in self-directed study of the Flemish masters. Landscape painting
I’ve been away over the weekend, and even though I came came home with further painting work to add to my (already long) list of work, I felt that tonight I just needed to paint something for my heart’s delight.