Thursday, 30 October 2014

David 20" x 16" Oil

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

Thursday, 16 October 2014

WA - Applying All We Learned

 The girls didn't like this 'miserable' one
So I did another!
And then made some adjustments.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Pastel Play

Last Wed at the WA we were treated to a demo of pastel painting by Mo Drake. She has inspired me to get out my pastels again and practice in ready-ness for the WA meeting tomorrow when the brief is to make use of tips and techniques shown to us by Mo. 

One thing she showed was to paint white pastel first on passages of sky or water, to help get a look of transparency and for ease of blending. I wondered if this would work for skin, so I tried today, with my best white CHALK! Have to go buy some white soft pastel....pronto!

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Went here today, for the first time, and saw this.
Had the BEST day!
With Lucien Freud, David Hockney, Giacometti, Alison Watt, Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Matisse, name but a could I not? 
There was also an Art Nouveau exhibition which I have to save for another day because I was pooped!

Thursday, 2 October 2014