Saturday, June 30, 2007


Graphite on Paper
2 x 4
Copyright reserved by Artist
This is just a tiny piece. The shape was dictated by the shape of the mat that I found in an old picture frame.

Friday, June 29, 2007

"Radiate" Illustration Friday Submission for "Twist" Topic

When I recieved the Illustration Friday Topic "Twist" I thought of this drawing right away. I hope you like it.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

"See" Arts and Letters Competition Submission

Graphite on Paper
Copyright Reserved by Artist
I just collected this piece back yesterday from the Art and Letters office. It was included in the show held at The Rooms Gallery here in St. John's. This came back at the perfect time. My last three posts were the drawings in this series of work. This piece also has a slightly more obscured horizon line but a horizon line never the less. When I used the grey scale in sections near the top I hoped to achieve this. There is a slight reflection in the glass when I took the picture of the drawing. I hope this does not distract you when viewing the piece.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Graphite on Paper
19 x 25 Copyright Reserved by Artist This follows along with my last three post. This is as close to doing a landscape I will go. I like to set up a horizon line in my drawings in order to give the imagery a false sense of belonging in reality.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Root Of All Evil

Graphite Drawing 19 x 25 Copyright reserved by the artist Hidden in the gray scale of this drawing is the digestive system. You may wonder why someonewould draw the digestive tract? I did this piece while I was having a flare up of my Crohn's disease. That is why I call this one The Root Of All Evil because it is such a debilitating disease at times.

Monday, June 25, 2007


Graphite on Paper
19 x 25 inches Copyright reserved by artist

This is in keeping with my last post. I tried incorporating colored pencil with graphite in this piece. As for imagery, I like to use objects and shapes that you would only find on a minuscule level.


Sunday, June 24, 2007


21x 30 inches Graphite on Paper Copyright reserved by Beverley Amah This is a fairly large piece for me. This is where my heart lies and the direction that my art is taking. I try to develop the negative space and make that the image. The positive space sinks into the background. In this piece, the outlines of my hand is completed in a grey scale. I then highly decorated the negative spaces.

Thursday, June 21, 2007


This is a companion piece to two of my other drawings. I like to explore organic shapes that would exist on an organic level.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


This is a study of a plant I have here in my house. For the life of me I cannot remember the name of it hence the title "Folage"

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


This follows along in my series of drawings that combines both colored pencil with graphite.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Illustration friday "Rejection"

I struggled with this topic this week. This is a drawing I did sometime ago but I feel it is very suitable.


In this painting I decided to keep the paint thin and monotoned. It is a different approach for me. I love thick paint and love to build it up. It takes control to stop yourself from slapping it on.

Saturday, June 16, 2007


I think I will be going back to doing some abstract work soon. I want to go to a larger scale. Doing these small works can be a little frustrating in both imagery and format.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Cherry Fiesta

I think I have had my fill of cherries for awhile. I am very satisfied with the way this one turned out.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


I really enjoy doing monochromatic type paintings. Working with one color is a very good exercise on how to control tone in order to create the illusion.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Cherries and an African Violet

The other day I was going through some old sketchbooks and I came across this drawing of an African Violet. In this drawing I combined graphite with colored pencil. I really like the contrast between the two and also how the graphite brings out the color more. I desperately needed a break from painting so I decided to try it with a bowl of cherries I had been planning on painting. Drawing for me is very relaxing so I thought I would unwind from the stresses of painting with some drawing.

Saturday, June 9, 2007


Last night, when I usually do my painting, I was exhausted from being outside with my son. I could not bring myself to paint anything. I still want to post everyday though. Today I am posting an older drawing that I did sometime ago.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Tomatoes Again

Thought I would try the tomato thing again with a different brush technique. I think the problem I am having with controlling the paint is the fact that I am using acrylic. I think oils work much better at realism and it is a much smoother medium.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Sandy and Amara

I thought I would give my sister and her daughter a try. I don't know why I am fixated on portraits all of a sudden. It is something I have always shied away from in the past. Skin tone can be very tricky. I hope you guys like this!!!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Cherry Tomatoes

Tomatoes reflect light in unnatural places. I didn't think painting tomatoes was going to be such a difficult task but it was.