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Saturday, 25 May 2013

HAS Life

Got to Hertford today, for the life drawing session, Go here, to my other blog to see my sketches.

Friday, 24 May 2013

Poppies 20" x 12" Oil WIP

Inspired by Duane Keisers' latest painting, Beth-Anns' Bouquet,  and Linda Roths' landscapes, I had an urge to paint flowers and greenery. Go take a look here for Duane , and for Linda here.
I should have painted  a good solid hillside , but got too impatient to get the poppies in! Lots to do now, painting round them! :) What I want and what I've done are two very different usual!

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

WA - Continue From Last Week.

Mo  10" x 12"  Oil
Well, David wasn't there, so I painted Mo instead. Or at least sketched her and I have taken a photo this time!

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

WA - Woodland Wildlife

David   12" x 16"   Oil
Woodland, of course I didn't! There were some lovely squirrels and hedgehogs and various birds but I opted to paint fellow WA-er David. Good practice and I am very peased with my two hour-ish effort.

Five 16" x 20" Charcoal

A re-visit. I painted this back in 2009, see here, and I had forgotten that I had drawn her in charcoal before, see here. I like her with more space around her....if only I had looked back before I started. I am happy though with the afternoons' work.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

WA - Demo by Paul Seymour

 Rather than paint a picture, Paul opted to show us a few things he has learned to make things easier for himself, like how to simplify people and animals, paint trees and boats and birds. It made for a very interesting afternoon, which I spent mostly nodding as he reminded me of things I didn't know I knew. It made me want to reach for the watercolours.
A simple graded wash used to stunning effect.
An example of work that Paul brought along to show us.