I went away on holiday, and it snowed here! I just caught the last day before it melted. Here’s the new set up! I forgot paper towels. Note assistance dog number two exiting stage south. Preparatory sketch and brush roll. I was aiming to keep the details loose, and capture the light in clear blocks […]
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 […]
Painted at the same time as the pink geraniums. I’ve even helpfully noted down my colour palette. I fell out with yellow ochre at a young age, and had a long relationship with raw sienna. Now I’m very happy with Micheal hardings transport french yellow ochre.
I can’t remember what year I painted this but it was before 2012 and from the quality of the photo, before 2011. I had a road and moors faze. This was painted in oils on canvas and was bought as a present for a family member living in London.
I’ve just got back from holiday. I went to Mayrhofen skiing. I didn’t injure myself this year, but my ski school group was small, allowing the instructor to ski our boots off. I am so wrecked I could barely lift my suitcase into the transfer bus. Skiing is a full body sport. Definitely need to […]
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 don’t know what it is, but taking a photo of a painting on my phone helps me spot those last little niggles on a painting. bonus points if you can spot the difference.
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 love using a complimentary coloured ground. Here’s the first block in, and that’s were I wasn’t sure where to go so I moved onto another one. On this one I’d already done an initial block in so was tightening up the composition and the values. Got to this point and went to… Doing more […]