I am really enjoying landscapes in three portraits at the moment… I got a little carried away blending the sky, but I started out with good intentions as I didn’t like how the old paint marks showed through on the previous set I did. I’ve been watching Andrew Tischler on youtube. His under painting is […]
Texel tups. I have a load of canvases left over from when I graduated from uni with the impression that painting bigger is better (currently not for me). As I am decluttering, I am using them up. I’ve drawn my lines on, sprayed it with fixative and covered it in matt medium ready for the […]
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 […]
Putting the daisies in! Wow do I need to take photos in daylight or get another lamp. D: the colours are much brighter in real life.
…. 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 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 […]
Ship. I used to read epic fantasy when I was a kid, I had read all the kids books in the library and then over on to epic fantasy (and the discworld) I read a series called Live Ships, where the figure heads could talk, navigate and fight back against invaders. Half way through sticking […]
My current oil painting commission WIPs. Studying for a new qualification so it’s all quiet on the artistic front here.
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 […]