Sunday, 20 April 2014

Adventures in oils..

This is the first oil painting I ever painted, completed about ten years ago, and I've only done one other since. I actually really enjoy the medium, but it's just takes so darn long to dry! This is a self-portrait, influenced by Modigliani and Otto Dix. I do paint or draw self-portraits every few years; I find them a neat way to reflect on the passing of time and an opportunity to try out new things. Who knows, I may even do another soon.

Friday, 4 April 2014

St Michael and All Angels, Highworth

Both images: © Jennie Anderson, 2014
I'm trying to get back into the habit of keeping a sketchbook with me at all times and drawing whenever I can. Here's a quick sketchbook drawing of the Church of St Michael and All Angels in Highworth, near my hometown of Swindon, in the UK. The original sketch is at the bottom, with the digitally-coloured version at the top. I used to do a lot of screen-printing when I was at Uni (the first time) and learned about colour separation and offset techniques while studying in Oslo, Norway. It's a 'look' that I like to emulate digitally.

There's gunna be a few changes 'round here...

So... it's been an indecent amount of time since I last posted anything on this Blog... my apologies. I've decided to make a few changes which I thought I'd let you know about.

I've been really busy with archaeological illustration commissions (which is really great, obviously) and have been using my freelance archaeological illustration website to show the final pieces. You can have a look at my website at: . I've also got a Facebook business page now, which I use to show works in progress and to give links to projects I've been involved with. That can be found at:

I've decided that this Blog will now be solely for artworks and illustrations that are not archaeological or historical illustration commissions. There's a few of them I would love to share with you in the coming weeks, and I thought it'd be a good place to show off my artworks from my previous incarnations as textile artist, fine artist, digital artworker, general doodler and sometimes-costume creator.

I hope you'll enjoy the new directions this Blog will travel in. Watch this space! :)

Saturday, 24 December 2011

B. F. M.

© Jennie Anderson
Bill Murray. Christmas. Scrooged. 'Nuff said.

The Homecoming

I was asked to create an image of Dartmouth as a gift for a colleague. I wanted to do something a little different, I wanted to imagine the castle and harbour at dusk as you would see it if you were returning from the ocean. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. This one is watercolour and watercolour pencils on watercolour paper.

Sunday, 16 November 2008


© Jennie Anderson

This is a painting I made as a gift for my father. I have inherited my dad's interest in Native American painting & sculpture, and have wanted to make an image of Raven, a Native American 'trickster' god, for a long time. I thought I'd try to combine a life-like image of the bird with a graphic representation of Raven, adapted from Native American drawings & sculptures I had seen. I really like how this piece turned out.

Saturday, 4 October 2008


© Jennie Anderson

... started out as a doodle at work, then turned into one of my favourite drawings.