Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Playing with paisley

These two images are among my first experiments with the use of pattern. Recently I have been fascinated with the combination of fantasy and reality in artwork. These are not quite where I want to be yet, but I am having a lot of fun...!

Esther Griffiths, Doing Nothing, 2009
Acrylic and pencil on MDF board, 40.8 cm x 46.8 cm

Esther Griffiths, Wonderment, 2009
Acrylic and pencil on MDF board, 40.8 cm x 75 cm

Friday, August 14, 2009


Part of the children's book that I am illustrating...

Esther Griffiths, Buttons, 2009
Drypoint print and watercolour on paper (digitally enhanced)
13.5 x 27.0 cm

(Please note that the coloured version of this image is digitally enhanced, and is therefore not for sale as it appears on screen! Original prints (both coloured and uncoloured) will be for sale once the book has been published.)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Colour experiments

Here are a couple of experiments with colour. The going is so slow. I'm working on the book illustrations in very short and irregular bursts... in-between assignments!

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