Friday, April 13, 2007


"Jarhead" - graphite on paper

It was a pleasure to do this for a friend.

“The devil is in the details, and everything we do in the military is a detail”
Hyman George Rickover

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Just a snippet

I've been very bad at posting lately - mainly because I really didn't feel I had anything to show. However, I've been told that I need to post something so I am doing so (and may even post more in the next day or two!).

I've cut this section out of a pastel that I did (its the best section) and I was pleased with the glassiness of the bottle and the reflected coloured light on the bowl.

Working with pastels is a huge learning curve. I've been without colour in my life for a while and just getting my head back round that is huge! The new medium is another challenge all together! Just figuring out how to hold the pastel took hours! Still each one I do puts together another piece of the puzzle.

"The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity".
Doug Horton
all artwork is copyright of Anita Murphy 2006/2007/2008/2009