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 […]
Even though this isn’t a brilliant painting, it’s one of my favourites. It’s one were I finally started learning the value of values. 😉 I quickly painted this before scurrying back to the hall as the rain came, and then spent a rainy afternoon fixing the bright colours I’d put in on the hill.
I said I had a road phase, snapping photos when sat in the passenger seat. What I really like is bright colours, and green. Looking at all these old paintings I am wondering why it took so long to learn values….
The more eagle eyed among you might notice that my dogs have snuck into a pet portrait commission. You may also notice a fourth animal. This was done as the client is a family friend and and our dogs often played together. They also really liked my masters show pieces based on Africa and camouflage, […]
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 […]
I’ve done more to this one. I’ve developed an aversion to the texture of canvas. I shall have to gesso and sand it down before I start any more.
This wip from my Plein air looks so much better in the photo, its making it hard to figure out how to finish it. Colour palette: Titanium white Yellow ochre Permanent alizarin crimson Ultramarine blue Hansa Yellow Medium Phthalo Green blue shade Red oxide Phthalocyanine blue Raw umber My palette is kitchen roller with a […]