Author: ellabella

Moth Bow Drawing

^ First rough drawing stage to map out shapes, lights and darks, I always love this stage; seeing ideas from my sketchbooks come to life on gesso board. I do not have a final name for her yet; just ‘Moth Bow’ for now; I am sure she will let me know when she is ready. > Pencil on traditional gesso, 8 x 10...

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Colour Planning

I always like to think about the final colour of a painting as I am working towards finishing the drawing stage; I hope to have colour harmony through out the painting; it also helps me to look at reference materials and colour match any colours I like at this...

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Treasured

^ ‘Beetle Bow’ 8 X 10 inches, oil on wooden panel. First colour layer done, second colour layer and details to finish. Frame made...

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Beetle Bow

^ ‘Beetle Bow’ Oil on wooden panel | On traditionally prepared gesso ground 8 x 10″ | Process from pencil to first oil colour...

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