Wonderful day at Castle Acre again, wonderful model, George, with purple streaked hair down her back, colourful tatoo, and lively personality, she kept some lovely poses, having done ballet til dskhe was nineteen, the burlesque. Wonderful!
Friday, 27 November 2015
Thursday, 5 November 2015
Tuesday, 20 October 2015
Julie 16" × 20" Oil
Today I did my first ever proper demontration of how I paint a portrait in oils. I had such butterflies this morning, but I need not have worried at all. They were the friendliest group, happy and enthusiastic, and made the morning fly by. I had the BEST time.
I had to stop at this point because the light had changed too much, but all seemed delighted with my effort, especially the sitter, Julie, (and very good she was too!) who got to keep the portrait. David Oakland, who formed and tutors the group, had the brilliant idea to draw a name out of a hat of all willing sitters.
Sunday, 27 September 2015
I can't believe I actually got to the studio and painted something! It needs a little adjustment, but I am happy so far. All palette knife work, no initial drawing and mixing on the board.............that's the way I like to do it!
Tuesday, 15 September 2015
Just Face 20" × 16" oil
Busker 12" × 16" oil
Kimono 12" × 16" oil
I have been sorting through old, unfinished paintings looking for work to exhibit in local shows. These three were nearly there, but with a tiddle up, I'm still not happy. More tomorrow then.
Thursday, 10 September 2015
Wednesday, 9 September 2015
Thursday, 3 September 2015
Monday, 31 August 2015
Thursday, 27 August 2015
Tuesday, 11 August 2015
Monday, 3 August 2015
That Letter 50cm x 60cm Acrylic
I found this painting that I did years ago, really couldn't decide what subject to paint on it. t won a prize in a local show.
I was reminded how iI used to enjoy slapping on the paint with acrylics. It didn't seem to matter if proportions, colour, etc, weren't exactly right. Acrylics were made to have fun with!
This huge, (for me) canvas, 80cm x 100cm has been looking at me for a long time. I really
couldn't decide what subject to paint on it. Inspired by friend Helen Breach and remembering times and paintings past , I started! That is a lot of space to fill up!