Monday, 28 June 2010
Saturday, 26 June 2010
I have wanted to try landscapes for a while but it's a completely different discipline to what I have done previously. Here are a couple of pictures of what I have done so far. I might have picked quite a tough one but couldn't resist as it was such a lovely photo!! Should this be called a landscape? Perhaps a boatscape.
Wednesday, 9 June 2010
I am getting into my stride with these now! I learnt a lot from the last painting and was more careful to preserve the areas of highlight, which I put on last, to avoid getting them muddy. I have used black for the darkest shadows which is something I don't usually do (because I'm a bit afraid of it!) but it was just right here. Preceding photos show the work in progress.
Sunday, 6 June 2010
I struggled a little bit with this one but it's all about the journey! Part of the problem was not having quite the right reds. Red is a funny colour with such a big range. The blue makes a fantastic highlight but working out the order in which to lay the colours so that they don't turn to mud is going to take a bit more practice. The preceding photos are to show the work in progress.
Tuesday, 1 June 2010
I found a lovely photo in the image library on Wetcanvas.com (my thanks to Sundiver for allowing me to use it). After my last (also my first!)attempt at a still life I really wanted to loosen up with my paintings. This is quite difficult and in addition to this I wanted to try out the colourfix primer which gives you a sanded surface. I am so glad I had a go! The colourfix really grabs the pastels and it seems like the colours are more vibrant - probably because of this quality. I have also tried to take photos through the stages of the painting.