Thursday, 29 May 2014

Wash Art Group

What a Treat! The caretaker of the church hall, where we meet, was happy to sit for Us! FANTASTIC!

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Linda 10" x 12" Oil

OK, Linda, payback time! An exercise in getting the essence down quickly. And using up the paint on the palette, which was a big pile of mixed darks. And using a used canvas. Success I reckon, on all counts! Enjoyed this. It is good practice and I should do it more often.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

WA + The Wash Art Club

Hunstanton Cliffs 16" X 20" Oil

 I started this painting at WA yesterday, just slap it on and see, having fun.I didn't finish so took it along to The Wash group, which I joined today . I was interested because they put on several exhibitions in North Norfolk annually, the first of which is next Weekend! They also organise outings, Too! Interesting.

Carolann 20" × 16" Oil

I started this this morning too, and carried on this afternoon at home. A good couple of days.

Wips and stuff.

Sunday, 4 May 2014


I have been trying to paint heads without using white and just glazing primaries. I'm not sure about the black under-paintings........too dark? Maybe use it very thinned or a terre verte or cerulean perhaps? I've learnt that maybe you should really add some paint to the oil, too! I'm not sure it will ever dry, so will have to tonk it. See 'Steph'. Although I do rather like her ethereal quality, aka pale.
Alan  20" x 16"  Oil

 Alan  detail. Too much red on right side of face...............scrape that off or darken everywhere else?
 Steph 10" x 12"  Oil
 Steph detail. I have zoomed in close so that you can actually see I have used colour!
Love how she still stares at you, even from a very wonky photo!