Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Dove Cote

Acrylic on Watercolour Paper
25cm x 35cm

Dove Cote

Continuing to experiment with underpainting in red/purple to highlight the greens & to attempt to block in light/dark areas in colour first off...the first stage of this is certainly interesting...but does look a little bit mad!

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Flower Pots

This is part of a larger painting that didn't quite go how I wanted, but I rather like this part as it is...

Acrylic on watercolour paper
33cm x 13cm

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

June Sunshine 2

Since watching an inspiring demo last week (see below) I have been desperate to get painting & try out some of the artist's I have hidden my Paynes Gray, used less water, coloured my canvas red before starting (to enhance the greens & to show through in places rather than work on a scarily shiney white canvas!), built up blocks/layers of colour leaving my (slightly off-) white until the very end

I have worked from a photo I used before (see my post 15/07/09) as I am interested to compare techniques/style...

 Finished painting...
Acrylic on Canvas
31cm x 23cm

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Beccles Society of Artists

A fantastic demo in acrylics at BSOA meeting last night by Hashim Akib.
Feeling very inspired and keen to get painting now as I picked up some useful tips....ditch the Paynes Grey, get some even bigger brushes, try using less water, think of light and shade as colours not just tones....all I need now is some TIME to paint!!