Leona Preston (Leo)
- 'Anubis' - 2003. The Egyptian god Anubis. The second piece of artwork from the set of three originals commissioned by Mrs Carole Jones, for her daughter Rachel's birthday. Mixed medium on Bristol board - A4. Artwork © Leona Preston 2003. (Used and posted with permission)
- 'Caeruleus' - 2003. I got it into my head that I should do a few artsy pieces to sell over the 2003 summer holidays. I had intended to sell the original, but after all the time it took to get it to a quality finish, I thought the better of it and saved it for my own personal portfolio. I did, however, make a large (A3) print and it was up for sale for a limited time in Fferdi's Deli, mounted in an attractive silver frame. It was a nightmare to paint and at one point I nearly ripped it in my temper... Grrr! Mixed medium on Bristol board - A3. Artwork © Leona Preston 2003.
- 'Hathor' - 2003. The Egyptian goddess Hathor. The third piece of artwork from the set of three originals commissioned by Mrs Carole Jones, for her daughter Rachel's birthday. Mixed medium on Bristol board - A4. Artwork © Leona Preston 2003. (Used and posted with permission)
- 'Horus' - 2003. This piece is one from a set of three originals, commissioned by Mrs Carole Jones for her daughter Rachel's birthday. The other two in the set are 'Anubis' and 'Hathor', Egyptian deities, and were painted in the same style, consistent throughout each piece. I hid a piece of real papyrus somewhere in each picture. With the three pieces together, the characters face one-another, giving the impression that they are arguing over something trivial. Mixed medium on Bristol board - A4. Artwork © Leona Preston 2003. (Used and posted with permission)
- 'Maroon Mates' - 2003. My half of an art trade with ship mate Kohali. We decided to do interaction pieces featuring both of our pirate characters... Kohali's Talis and my 'Red Jack' Talbot. Marooned on a small island in the Caribbean, Talbot tries to impress Talis with his craftsmanship... creating sand sculptures in the heat of day. Question is, does Talis find him charming? Sadly amusing? Or does she just want to make friends with the rum?! Mixed medium on Bristol board - 11.5"x8". Artwork/Talbot © Leona Preston 2003. Talis © Rebecca Korol 2003. (Used and posted with permission)
- 'Not Alone'. Happy Hallowe'en everyone! Hope you have a 'spooky' time this year! Woo! Candy! Woo! Drink! (Apologies for the bad scan... rushed to get done by today. I'll get around to uploading a better version soon!) ...My Armarniss characters Lance & Yolos get stranded in a spooky place and Yolos tries to lighten the situation with a bad joke.
- 'Pensive' - 2002. A Visually thoughtful medium experiment made to look like an old scroll or piece of parchment, all worn and torn and blotched with ink. The idea was to make it look like a page from Morphus Verum's (one of my Armarniss characters) notebook, filled with scrawled notes on his studies of alchemy. I've also added notes on mythical beasts and the bird in the middle is Armarniss, the last of the great phoenixes. Mixed medium on Fabriano - A4. Armarniss © Leona Preston 2000.
- 'String of Pearls' - 2004. My half Spanish pirate character 'Red Jack' Talbot and his African Grey Parrot 'Noah' admire their plundered treasure; strings of white, black and cream pearls to be squandered later! Technical pencil & watercolour on white paper - A4. Pirates! © Leona Preston 2003.