Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Practicing Portraits

Yesterday I decided to practice some portraits so got out my pastels a played and did the portrait of the young boy Vincent, and today I did the portrait of the young girl Victoria“Vincent”
Soft Pastels on light blue grey Fabriano pastel paper (8"x 10")
Soft Pastels on light blue grey Fabriano pastel paper (8"x 10")

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Would not dry haha

Just finished these two flow paintings the first one I tried I experimented with adding stuff to the paint to make it dry slower and flow freer you could say the I achieved my goal in as much that the acrylic paint did not dry for 4 weeks
“Reds, Green and Yellow on white”
Acrylics on canvas (16”x 20”)
March 2009
“Blue, Red, Yellow and white on Blue”
Acrylics on canvas (16”x 12”)
March 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ugly Duckling Not

Thursday again goody time to play with the pastel again, I tried a different pastel paper too I think I will have to practice with it some more the pastel goes on it quite differently, so I will try it some more times before I make a decision one way or the other.

Soft Pastels on light blue grey Fabriano pastel paper (8"x 10")

Monday, March 23, 2009

Dog's Life

This is an acrylic painting i just finished it is of a golden Lab called Hannah it's from a photo ref for D/S

"Hannah the Lab"
Acrylics on canvas (16"x 20")
March 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

First Pastel Portrait

Thursday again made time to play with pastels again it is real fun.

This is my first real try at doing a portrait in soft pastels. The likeness is there and I like it.

Soft pastel on blue Mi-Teintes wrong side (10”x8”)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Day out of Town

Yesterday I got up early and loaded up my van with art stuff and drove south for about 2 hours to a small life style farm block in the country where a friend have her art studio which she opens up to us. A group of artist that meet up once a month to talk, catch up and do some of our art, it is a large studio in a lovely place set in the shadow of the mountain, trees and live stock running around and it has a nice tranquil feel about the place. Spent about 5 hours together had lunch, it’s was a really great time.

Soft pastel on blue Mi-Teintes wrong side (10”x8”)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Flood painting

I have been experimenting with colour and flow of paint. With the right combinations of colour they can turn out bright and fun there is a very random out come to the finished painting, but even using acrylic paint they can still take quite a wile to dry.

Flow Ab "Red, Black and white"
Acrylics on canvas (16"x12")
March 2009

Flow Ab "Red and Green, Purple and White"
Arcylics on canvas (16"x12")
March 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

yellow lilie on blue

Well it’s Thursday again and I’m playing with my soft pastels again. I must admit I do kinda like them more the more that I play with them.

Soft pastel on blue Mi-Teintes wrong side (8”x10”)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Bush walk

It Tuesday morning and you get up tired, you have so much on the go that the thought of it all and were to start just over whelms you. So you do nothing this is not good you need to do something. So after walking around with your head no were worrying about what you are not doing you make a decision that you are going to take the time and go get some trees studies and photo reference of trees and texture so you get your digital camera and dog and off to the local bush walk. It is amazing how taking the time to look at the trees and listen to the bird song high up in the tree canopy will recharge you, so 2 hour later and about 100 ref pics later you ready to start some work.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Green apples on red

Well its beginning to look like Thursday are going to be play with pastels day and yesterday was no exception

Soft pastel on Mi-Teintes wrong side (10”x8”)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

A Great Sunday Morning

Wow its March 1st this year seem to really have its skates on.

Some people don’t like big cities, but I think they do have some things going for them. Take this morning (Sunday morning) for a start were but in the city can you go into town on the motorway find parking for free, have brunch in the street in the sun, them walk in to an Art shop and browse for an hour or so, and buy your art surplice.
No! That got to be a great way to spend a nice sunny Sunday morning.
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