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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 18, 2012
Well that's it ............. after 3 days struggle I have given up on this idea!!!! Did not matter what I tried nothing seemed right, and the painting just would not come together.
I have just finished wheeling the roller and covering it all with gesso.
So once again there is a pristine white canvas, 36" x 48", staring reproachfully at me from my easel !!!!!!!!!!!
Ah me, it's back to the drawing board ............................
Apr 17, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
A lovely fresh white canvas has been sat on my easel for a week while I procrastinated over getting started ....................... well, now I have!