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Monday, 30 May 2016

Homemade 16" x 16" Oil More + Another start

 Homemade   16" x 16"  Oil
I am painting this using three colours, transparent red oxide, ultramarine blue and raw sienna, scumbling one colour over another until I achieve the desired effect, First was the initial drawing and block-in with red oxide, Today was ultramarine. A slow and steady build up of very thin colour is my aim. 
Meeting of the Honourable Members of the West Winch Art Club  36" x 24"  Oil
Initial drawing, also in transparent red oxide.......well, while it was on the palette!

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Homemade 16" x 16" Oil the start

I met Alex at Castle Acre and obviously loved the hat, which I was proudly informed was homemade! So with permission, I took photographs to work from.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Castle Acre

Good day at Castle Acre with the wonderful George again. Go here for single pose photos.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Portrait Oil and Portrait Charcoal


Flapper 16" x 16"  Oil
I am not sure this is finished, the pearls need more work, but I shall turn her to the wall for a short while and look again with fresh eyes.
Black  24" x 24"  Charcoal
Started this new piece and shall fiddle and scratch and rub and scrape endlessly until I like it.


Thursday, 12 May 2016

Portrait and Prints In Progress

Flapper    16" x 16"  Oil
*1 House  9" x 6"  Acrylic
*2 House  9" x 6"  Acrylic
*3 House   9" x 6"  Acrylic
*4 House  9" x 6"  Acrylic

Thanks to Beth Reeks for kind permission to paint selfie, intrigued as I am by the hat. Love hats! Work in progress but not far off the finish.
I have also been trying to get the hang of mono-printing, to produce happy, simple,quick images along with my portraits, which by their nature are not simple, quick image, although they are hopefully, happy.








Tuesday, 10 May 2016