Friday, 26 August 2016

Illustration Friday

Illustration Friday gold
Goldfinch and colours in water colour
Goldfinch, Xanga Connelley. Watercolour

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Illustration Friday-Dragon


Glen Close as Cruella Devil by Xanga Connelley

Everyone fears Cruella Devil, she's a bit of a dragon almost breathing fire. Portrait painted in oils on board

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Illustration Friday - sea

Illustration Friday - sea

Clovelley deep, Xanga Connelley 2014 oil on board
Diving, natural rock pool, discover, hot summers day, light reflecting, explore, what will I find, friends, cool, relaxing deep water.  Painted on board from my many observations of people swimming and enjoying what the ocean has to offer, deep blue rock pools.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Illustration Friday - time

Illustration Friday - time.

Early bird gets the worm, by Xanga Connelley
Time is marked by the year in which we live and 2014 is fresh with many exciting possibilities for the year ahead.  A detail of a Tromp L'Oeil painting by Xanga Connelley painted in acrylic and oils.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Illustration Friday - refrain

Illustration Friday - refrain

Refrain, Xanga Connelley

The process of working with the word refrain, done in oil pastels.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Illustration Friday - shadow

Illustration Friday - shadow

Underwater shadows - Xanga Connelley

The mystery of the deep, scratched in oil pastels.