Saturday, 24 July 2010

Front Page

Denise Fergus

I have begun to post on my other blog again, Front Page, take a look, if you want to.

Friday, 23 July 2010


The initial blocking in for a new portrait, of my niece, Kathryn. It WILL look like her by the time I'm done!
A few people have asked what board I have been painting on. You were right, Vern, it is MDF, 2mm. Although, this one, is on hardboard.
Have a great weekend, happy painting!

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Another Rose 30" x 161/2" Oil

Painted with a knife, most unusual for me, must have been feeling adventurous! Very enjoyable as it makes it easier to eliminate detail. No fiddling here, which is good for my soul.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Rose 11" x 13" Oil

Took a rose from the garden to paint at the WA. I have to say, again, how liberating it is to paint something not quite so exacting as a face! I enjoyed this, and I really like the bare board for background.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Five Years Old 13" x 13" Mixed Media In Progress

I wanted to draw a quick charcoal portrait to exhibit with the reference photo in the hope of generating portrait commissions. Good idea....yes? No... not so quick and it's getting messier as time goes on. How do people make nice CLEAN drawings? It is mixed media because I have used charcoal, pastel, conte and carbon!
You may remember I painted this last year, see here, and I have to say that I prefer her in colour, so I might do that again, instead.
Sorry about the photo, don't know why it is 'stripey'.