Saturday, 29 October 2011

Almost There!

Well, I thought I had finished this, but I hid it from myself for a while and then took a long, hard, critical look at it this morning.

I want to do a few more things to it (not much) and then call it done - it is on its way to the framers on Tuesday ready for exhibiting next month.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Two New Studies and Old Memories

I have made a start on two small studies (9 x 12") and if they work out how I want them to work out, I shall then go on to paint them larger.

Here they are on the easel with the preliminary drawings in my sketchbook underneath:

They have had a coloured wash and a bit of tone painted on since these photos and I am excited to get working on them now.

My current landscape had a lot of work done to it today and is nearing completion!

Last week, I found an old folder of some of my old student (pre university) drawings and it was a trip down memory lane for me.  We produced so much work during that time and I enjoyed reminiscing about the making of each piece. I am trying to decide whether they would be interesting to put on the blog or not.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

I am a Slacker!

Well, it appears to be so, but really, again, I have been very busy at work and around the house.

My painting has not progressed as fast as I would like and I am beginning to feel a bit under pressure to get this finished and several others that are now behind and have deadlines.

Fortunately, things are quieter, I have indoor daylight bulbs and will be working hard to catch up.

Our autumn isn't looking autumnal enough round here - we seem to have slipped rather quickly into winter missing my favourite season out altogether.  I want browns, oranges and reds in the landscape and shall get out there if and when it happens.

Meantime, work on the landscape continues...

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Another Progress Shot

Although I have only been able to work in small portions of time, a little progress has been made on my painting, I still have much to do.

Hopefully, I will find a bit more time at the weekend and get around your blogs too.