Category Archives: Animals

Frog on Polyester Canvas

Acrylic on Polyester Canvas 4 * 4 inches

Acrylic on Polyester Canvas
4 * 4 inches

In my search for a surface to replace the Winsor & Newton Winton Canvas Paper, I came across a seller of polyester canvas.  The surface has the same regular pattern as the Winton but it was unprimed.  I had to give it a few good coatings of gesso.

The result was a delightful surface to paint on, it wasn’t expensive and if not for having to gesso it I’d have ordered some more.

IF Topic: Sweet

Bee on Honeycomb

7*5 inches; Acrylic on Watercolour Paper


The fruit of bees is desired by all, and is equally sweet to kings and beggars  – Saint Ambrose

Going back quite a few years, there was a documentary on the Baka Pygmies of Cameroon.  One of my favourite scenes was when a group of them went deep into the forest looking for honey.  And when they found some, wow, it looked so delicious – they ate it all, the honey, the honeycomb and the odd bee!

I quite like the effect of the hexagonal comb cells in this sketch, I think I might use it for a larger painting.