Started on this one today. Inspired by a talk given by Ron Freeborn last week at the Eynsham Arts Group. This one has been painted directly onto canvas without prior sketching and working the paint whilst still wet. This is just the background. The plan is to work some yellow tulips into the foreground.
I took my watercolours and a postcard pad, and here we have an offering from my son James, and a view from the balcony. I posted all the others before I took pictures of them (duh). I actually think James has the better composition. Lots of painting to catch up on this week, I have 3 new canvases which should get finished. Busy busy :-)
Time for a nude.....in red. I haven't painted a BIG canvas for a while, all the recent commissions have been small-ish. So it was a real treat today to unwrap a new 3 x 2 foot canvas. I love the smell when you take the cellophane off. With this one I have painted pretty much straight onto canvas. The canvas has a coarser tooth than I am used to so these pictures just show the blocking in (which I have yet to finish).
I knew having the laptop in the kitchen would pay off eventually.... I've been able to build a new back-to-basics website. Thanks to some tremendous help from Arianna at Ihelm and and there have also been alot of near misses for the laptop being thrown out the window. Any feedback would be much appreciated, especially from those of you with different browsers! Cheers.!!
and not painting much alas. Off to south of France on Saturday but I AM going to take some paints with me this time. I figured its high time I dug out my watercolours. In denial about the summer being over, moi? Damn right!
I have a passion for painting which I have been able to develop these past few years when I have finally become old enough and wise enough to stop doing what I was told and start doing what I truly wanted to do. I heartily recommend it.