Things I am enjoying about painting today. Working on two paintings from a similar photo at the same time. How awesome the underpainting looks. When there’s light in the painting. Having an brightly saturated orange ground How a satisfying a blocked in painting is, even though it’s only the beginning, My paint palette. I am […]
I’m pretty sure I’ve finished these three. On these I worked really hard on composition, tonal values and and my colours. Any comments and criticisms are welcome. From left to right: bird feeding tree, field shelter and hen house. Am I genius at naming things or what? And now I’m planning for the next ones….
I painted a suitably chilly landscape for my Christmas card this year. I was planning it to be posted on Christmas Day to say happy Christmas and thank you for all your inktober support, but it just didn’t happen this year. Room for improvement in 2018! Fun fact: I had to ask a friend if […]
…. is putting the finishing touches on, and debating whether or not they’re ‘ruin’ their piece. I usually encourage a more gunshot attitude (I am very good at telling my students to put more shadow in, height lights etc) but when it comes to commissions, my knees are knocking, and my hands are shaking. Luckily […]
I went on a plein air painting workshop with Haidee-jo Summers in Staithes, North Yorkshire. I managed to complete five paintings and have one unfinished due to watching Haidee demonstrate and an oncoming migraine. We started off on Friday morning with tonal value paintings. Lots of squinting all around! The hard part was trying […]
I have finally upgraded to my own domain name. It caused the bank, and by proxy me, a big panic when they phoned up and asked if I recognised the transaction. As it wasn’t listed under wordpress I didn’t recognise it straight away! Instagram is my spiritual home. Alas, they’ve changed what I loved about […]