It is not often that I complete a painting in one day .... in fact I cannot remember the last time I did so. But yesterday I told myself that I really must try and get out of the impasse I have been in recently and DO something!
I have always loved working on dark grounds, especially black paper or black canvas. Having tried soft pastel on paper and oil pastel on canvas, this time I decided to experiment with a DRAWING in watercolour pencil on canvas.
This worked quite well but of course the worry is how to 'fix' it without destroying it by making the colours run. So I tried spraying matte acrylic varnish over it with a small bottle-sprayer and this seems to have dried without smearing ... however, at least one more coat will be needed if the drawing is to be fully protected.
So fingers crossed!
Oct 3, 2013
May 3, 2013
Apr 19, 2013
Apr 8, 2013
Mar 27, 2013
Nov 11, 2012
Sep 25, 2012
It makes me feel childishly peeved actually!!! (Sad to admit, but true!)
Sep 16, 2012
Today, having finished some "office stuff " on the computer, I settled down to some serious Sunday afternoon escapism ..... videos of other artists at work!! As people and faces are my most favourite things to paint I was drawn to tasting the delights of some very SPEEDY painters at work ....
Agnes Cecile - painting 'One in a thousand'
Voka - painting 'Marilyn Monroe'
Takeshi Sato - painting 'Live Paint Act - Dancer'
Just loved watching them!! Hope you will too.
May 30, 2012
Otago Art Society is calling for entries into a Members Exhibition with the subject 'portraits'. Entries must be in by 4th June. I thought it might be fun to do a portrait of someone famous and settled on Freddie Mercury, one of my all-time favourites! I didn't leave myself much time so its on quite a small canvas .... but I think its just about finished except for a few tiny touches and some varnish.
Apr 22, 2012
Apr 21, 2012
Sep 6, 2011
Dec 8, 2005
'Persuasion' (Pastel) SOLD
'Chasing Waves' (Pastel) SOLD
'Sunshine girls No.3' Pastel SOLD
'Sea Breeze' Pastel SOLD
'Beachcombers II ' (Pastel) SOLD
'Beachcombers I ' (Acrylic on canvas) SOLD
'Beachcombers I' won the Lula Currie Award 2004 (voted best painting by artist members), 12th Annual Exhibition, Otago Art Society, Dunedin.
'Splash' (Acrylic on canvas) SOLD
'Barefoot on the beach' (Pastel) SOLD
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