I am determined to plan my paintings out more. No more trying to fix mistakes that I should have thought about earlier. It’s a work in progress, but it means I am carting a sketchbooks around with me. Currently top of the pile is this little Daler Rowney Ivory sketchbook with very thin paper. It […]
I’ve had a couple of snow days…. and spent them being sick. So now I’m using my time figuring out how to make the right kind of greys (that I didn’t need last Sunday….) A long time ago in CassArt, when you had to go down to London because they didn’t ship, I bought myself […]
I buddied up with Sue and went painting to the coast. It was a glorious day. Sunshine! Blue skies and seas and such a clear day the horizon line was such a bright blue instead of a haze. I started two paintings, but both weren’t finished as the light changed so much,with the sun going […]
Guess who has been to the Blackhall rocks again. This time I took a friend. It was nice to have a break to go over and see what she was up to, and it was a good reminder to drink tea. The palette I used is pictured below, but I am thinking of adding a […]
Painted this one ages ago. Even sold it to the lady up the road. I painted it from life, but the plant only had one spray of flowers, so I kept turning it around. Cubism for beginners!
Plein air painting, another old one! Oil on canvas board. This one was sold to a gentleman from down south who liked collecting paintings of local buildings. It’s from a farm in a local village whose goats tried to eat all our pack lunches and the chickens were pecking our paint. Outdoor painting hazards!
When we had the builders in, a few years ago, I painted in my bedroom, so I used acrylics. This is one of those paintings that just happened, a very rare occurrence.
Here’s a painting from July, 2015. A copse of trees huddling together in the sunrise painted with a limited palette.
I used the same method of painting, and the same colour palette but I painted this based off one of my photos, and made it my own. Looking at my current painting practises I’ve developed my colour/tonal skills more this this painting, but I still use a credit card if I find my rendering of […]
Ive seen a lot of discussion about whether you should copy other artists work. At school and at any art classes i’ve attended we were always taught by copying an artists painting, do one of your own in that style. And no, the one you’ve just painted is not your image by copyright. I did […]