Wednesday, 25 February 2015
Sunday, 22 February 2015
I have been doing an hour here, a couple there, and I can see the light way down at the end of the tunnel! Don't get me wrong, I am enjoying every second. Each portrait is practise and honing my particular technique. You can't call it work....can you!??
Wednesday, 18 February 2015
Sunday, 15 February 2015
Saturday, 14 February 2015
I met a lovely man, Mike Stacey, last week at the Park House Hotel, Sandringham, which caters for the physically disabled and their carers. I demonstrated portrait painting. and Mike was so happy with the painting I did of him that he has commissioned me to paint his family! Wow!
So here I have made a start, electing to do them together so there is a continuity.
Friday, 30 January 2015
Thursday, 29 January 2015
After a friend and fellow blogger, Linda, pointed out a few let downs in the drawing of this, I tried to rectify, having seen just what she meant. I always find such interaction to be highly beneficial. Any ways, spending so much time on the underpainting goes against the grain with me, and I am now loathe to take this further by adding colour.
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Thursday, 15 January 2015
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Tuesday, 6 January 2015
Sunday, 21 December 2014
Friday, 19 December 2014
Sunday, 23 November 2014
Thursday, 13 November 2014
We had a bit of drama at the start of the afternoon when part of the ceiling fell down! Luckily no-one was hurt, we moved all the tables to the other end of the room and carried on regardless!
Jack and Archie 20" × 16" Oil wip
I didn't carry on with the same theme as last week
because Judith gave me a commission, to paint her friends' twin boy grandchildren. I have tackled this by blocking in local colour first, with refining to come. Good start
Thursday, 30 October 2014
Drew this first with burnt umber, probably because of the coat, but then continued in my usual way with ultramarine, cad red and raw sienna. And I did use titanium white on the T-shirt and highlights. Seems like I have extended my palette with no conscious thought of doing so. Ha, go with the flow, then! ;-o