Monday, 25 February 2008
The first painting from all the reference photographs taken during our trip to New Zealand.
This was jsut a perfect spot for our picnic lunch.
That band of darker forest across the middle could have done with something to break it up.
Never mind it was fun to do. Painted on a half sheet of Arches.
Monday, 18 February 2008
The title was all we were given for the half-term assignment.
This was almost more geometry than painting. I kept taking the sky darker to try and make the light really shine. It ended up somewhere between Alien and Bladerunner. The problem is more about the reflections on the tower, I think.
Wednesday, 13 February 2008
Done as "voluntary" homework, as the exercise in class had been pretty dismal.
It turned out pretty well, and no-one has criticised me for leaving the background loose. Somehow it makes the tins sharper and the shine more noticeable.
Well received both on WC and in class today.
Saturday, 9 February 2008
This was painted in response the February invitation to paint on Wetcanvas. It doesn't have a lot to do with Hawaii but I did use the first reference painting for the sea and land, ad added the boat from my own photograph.
I'm quite pleased with it, but wish that the horizon had not been so close to the centre.
Wednesday, 6 February 2008
These are The Remarkables, viewed from our balcony at the Motel in Queenstown. This was one of our favourite places, and the view of the mountains above the lake was just magical. On the first evening the setting sun lit them up, and you felt that you could touch them. They featured as the slopes of Dimrill Dale in Lord of the Rings.