Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
this picture was painted at the same time as the one below,it's oil on canvas, the biggest challenge was to get the white enamelled bottle to look convincing, I love the little flecks of colour in the shadows, (John McCartin, a painter friend of mine says, that when your painting, you should look for colour, and squint for tone.) both these pictures will benefit from a coat of varnish.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Some people have enquired about the process of making my pastel drawings. So, on Friday I took my camera and over the period of 45 mins took these step-by-step pictures. Hope it is of interest. The most important thing when drawing from life is to enjoy the act of creation.
This drawing of Kate has been sold.
These two pictures were painted on Friday. The oil sketch of Kate was produced in about 30mins. Its a fairly good likeness, and probably the time constraint stopped me from over-working it.
The other monochrome painting took probably an hour. The constraints of using only one colour, in this case burnt umber, gives a nice fresh appearance.
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
This is a little painting that I did about a year ago. It depicts various objects I pick up around the place. And, when arranged it subliminaly makes a face. (It does to me, anyway!!) Hope you like it - this one is available for sale. Just email me if you are interested. Its oil on canvas, in a small black frame and measures approximately 400mm x 400mm.