I'd thought I was done with these landscape oils for now, but when I was asked to do a live painting at the RUH Royal Ball, how could I say 'no?' I took a look through photos I'd discarded the last go around, and chose this one for two reasons: the sky was lovely, and there are cows. Cows! The underpainting will be dry and ready to go for next Saturday. More photos to come, I'm sure.
Spent today drawing the coffee hut, cups and various table detritus.
I started a little snowy landscape with the leftover paint from another session - quite different to be painting something so monochromatic.
Decided to do this right - nice paper, colour and everything. Nice little work in progress.
Twelve down, ten to go.
There are only two oil paintings on the go right now. The view from Mount Erskine got 'treed' today - at least in part. My burning bushes need more attentio, the sky in particular.
I drew this little city in a 4"x6" accordion sketchbook with ten panels - there are plans to colour it in the future, but I also love it just as it is. Can you spot Santa? Have a peek at my Tumblr for bigger images.
My own personalized colouring book is coming along nicely. Four and a quarter cranes makes a good start.
Paper cranes, drawn on paper, scanned into a computer, blown up, printed, cutout, re-arranged, and drawn out again (by hand, because carbon paper doesn't work on lacquered panel). Evan wasn't convinced that all this fuss was easier than just winging it, but IT REALLY WAS.
While filling some empty space in my flying parade drawing, these little guys popped up. Can't wait to colour them.
This painting is making me bananas. When I see it, I want to throw things at it. Amongst whatever else is wrong with it, it's now overworked, and I don't know if I can save it. It bums me out, and I hate to give up, but this could be it.
It was the first painting I attempted in this landscape series, and so it was the least clearly defined going in, and I KNOW that not every painting works out... I just hate to be a quitter.