Wednesday, 30 May 2012

WA - Fair / Circus

This is a terrible photograph of a painting by Trevor Chamberlain called 'A Corner of the Whitsun Fair, Hertford', dated 1989. I fell  in love with it then, and if I had had the funds, I would have bought it!
I couldn't find the painting online, so took this from his book 'Oils - Trevor Chamberlain' in the Ron Ranson Series Painting School.

The brief at the WA was fair / circus, and not having my own photo of such a subject, took the opportunity to copy.....well.....sort of!  Needs a lot of attention to bring it up to scratch.

Friday, 25 May 2012

Stella 10" x 12" Oil

Not sure Stella deserves this, I hope she forgives me, but practise is practise and all valuable.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

WA - Hands/Feet

I was totally taken aback by how many people drew their own hands for this, something which didn't even occur to me!

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Jan 12" x 14" Oil

I have decided that once a week I would delve into my stack of 199 (!) paintings and either finish one or paint over it. Remember this? My sister Janice, which I thought would be a good start, as I shall visit my parents next week.

After a couple of hours it still isn't Jan....almost, but not quite, her mouth and eyes.... maybe I should have started again!

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Check 12" x 16" Oil

Better....looks more like Roy.....but I can see a few places need tiddling. I forgot my palette knives yesterday, and the black ground was still wet, so this was mostly done with fingers. Very enjoyable!

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

WA - White on Black

'Check'  in progress

It will be my husband, Roy, when it's done, who says to use artistic license and give him more hai and less chins!

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

I'm In!

My studio! I'm in! It is brilliant! It still needs racks and shelves and a wash basin, water and electricity, maybe, but hey, I can paint in it! I feel so humble, so much work and effort, I feel unworthy, why would Roy do so much for me? I can never thank him enough, I am so thrilled!

It didn't take long to get the paint out! I have been tiddling these today and they are getting there, I think.