|Posted on 23 September, 2019 at 8:10||comments (0)|
The weather has not been good for painting outside so I have been painting abstracts again, and this last one has been the most satisfying abstract I have done in a long time. It has a wash exposing some layers beneath and I love the colours together, especially the dark moody Blue. Bluethumb the online gallery have chosen it for there staff picks which has been a lovely surprise.
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|Posted on 11 September, 2019 at 5:15||comments (0)|
I have decided to take a new direction and paint all the wonderful scenery that take my breath away when I see them as we drive to various locations. It will take a lot of effort because of distances to travel we are usually rushing through to our destinations. I am determined to make special trips just to stop and paint and take photographs as I love working Plein air and in the studio. Sometimes they can be brought to completion in the studio after starting in the outdoors with photographic...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 22 August, 2019 at 19:50||comments (1)|
I have started again after breaking all the rules I set Myself, started very amateurish but regained the momentum. Here's a video of the slow start, and final results. I spent around 6-8 hours to completion.
|Posted on 19 August, 2019 at 6:00||comments (1)|
This Painting has turned out to be a trial run for the next which I will start by the end of the week. I have taken note of a few things, 1. that I need to use a ruler, and a couple of compositional things for the features on my face. Most of all things need to be in place and the right colors used first and uniformly especially wiith Acrylics because theres no second take once a color is on it will not be lightened again, unless with a little gesso and there must be enough Paint mixed even i...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 16 August, 2019 at 6:10||comments (1)|
I wanted to try a different pose than head to the front so I am starting again, I'll show you. This is an acrylic start.
|Posted on 15 August, 2019 at 6:05||comments (0)|
I have started on a self Portrait which if I finish in time and is good enough I want to Enter in the Rick Amor portrait competition. The rule for this one is that no photos digital images cameras etc are to be used, only a mirror, it must be from life. I'll show you what I've come up with for now, its still at the clumsy stage and it needs to dry a bit before I can do any more, I want to work on the eyes and the background make that darker and tidy it up generaly. The clothing is taken from ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 6 August, 2019 at 6:55||comments (1)|
Nowadays I have found my old heart for painting again, a 3D type gestural line that I had forgotten about and out of the blue its appeared on my canvas, I feel so at home. I have shared how lost I was feeling and even took a course with Nancy Hillis which was somewhat disappointing because she was teaching what I taught myself years ago and I still couldn't get my mojo back, and couldn't carry on where I left off about 5 yrs ago. Its a story I feel can tell now. Medication I was given for th...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 16 July, 2019 at 7:05||comments (1)|
I'm a duffer I completely forgot to share how my painting Taltarni a Slice of Heaven had won first prize for the grape and wine theme at the Pyrenees Unearthed this year. the judge said she gave the award because of the obvious love the artist had for the subject. I do love the pyrenees here in Australia and so it seems it shows. Others have told me that they love the way I capture the colors, I am glad I can. Heres the winning painting. I also won a Peoples choice the...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 16 July, 2019 at 6:10||comments (0)|
I got tied up with all sorts of activities lately spinning wool and knitting as well as painting, and drawing portraits . At the moment I am painting a family, still a work in progress but I wanted to share, I am enjoying the process and how much it looks like them, hope to finish thursday or Friday, I am teaching tomorrow at the local U3A in Avoca, our nearest home town, Landscapes, mixing colors and brushstrokes along with perspectives for a group of ladies who are coming along ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 26 March, 2019 at 3:50||comments (0)|
I have been to Tasmania and home for a week now and all the while drawing portraits.
I used to draw them as a kid but stopped all together when I started Painting after UNI until someone asked me to paint them 5yrs ago. I was shocked at how immature the paintings were, so I began again to draw portraits again.
It’s been a bit of hit and miss proportionally, I think maybe because of my older vision or glasses but my measurements are some...Read Full Post »