Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Still Life lit through Venetian Blinds

This was painted as a homework assignment under the title "Light Effects".

It is approximately 14" by 10" on Bockingford paper, painted with St Petersburg water colours. It has been previously painted as a monochrome exercise last year, from a reference photograph found on Wet Canvas.

The feedback from both club and class is that the shadow lines on the beaker and jug should be curved. I've put a ruler on them and they are not straight lines!

Fireworks abstract

This was a bit of fun at the Art Club last night. It is approximately 14" by 10" on Bockingford paper, painted in acrylics.

Almost entirely from my imagination, and quite well received at the club.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Vivien with guitar

This was the best of three sketches drawn at Art Class last Wednesday.

It is approximately 8" by 10" in watercolour pencil on Bockingford paper.


This is a 14" by 10" study on Bockingford paper. The reference is a photograph from the NASA website.

This was on the shortlist for painting a larger version for submission to the RWS exhibition.

The feedback would suggest that I need to find another image!

Thursday, 20 November 2008

The Workman

This was the exercise at Art Club this week. A sheet of Bockingford water colour paper 15" by 11" was prepared with black acrylic and allowed to dry. This image was then painted on it using gouache.

It was well-received at the Club, on Wet Canvas and at class. It is reckoned to be a good likeness to the reference photograph.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

The Cellist

The last piece from the Orchestra reference photograph supplied by the tutor. This was started in class last week, and went badly wrong. It has been under the tap, and severely cropped, and this is the end result.

Not my favourite of the three by any means.

Monday, 17 November 2008

Yorkshire Cottage

This was the November challenge on Wet Canvas. Far too much greenery for me, but it turned out OK I think.

It measures approximately 14" by 10" on Bockingford paper.

The Orchestra - Abstract

Working from the three tone version of the big picture, this is a part of it enlarged to 14" by 10" .

The colours are deliberately bold - only primary and secondary colours were used.

I wonder how it will go down at class on Wednesday?

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Christmas Cards

These were painted for Art Club last evening. Unfortunately, few others bothered with the exercise, so I shall have to use them myself.

They are approximately 6" by 4" painted on deckled edge Bockingford paper.

The deer turned out well IMHO.

Friday, 7 November 2008

Orchestra in 3 tones

This was the exercise in class this week to be finished for homework. I'm not really sure if this is right or what the aim is, but no doubt it will become clear next week.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Still life on Jean

The half-term exercise was to paint an object/objects in an unexpected location/surroundings. The example given was a clock on the beach.

The inspiration for this came from a piece called "Scylla" by Ithell Colquhoun in the Tate Modern. That shows the artists legs in the bath, but looks like the sea with two rocky headlands. Jean agreed to be my muse for this. The finished piece is 16" by 12" on Arches 300gsm NOT paper.

Feedback from Wet Canvas has been good, particularly about the fruit. Let's hope it goes down well at class tomorrow.

Stumps on Lough Leane - finished work

Here is the finished piece. It is approximately 10" by 12" on Bockingford paper.

Good feedback from the folks on Wet Canvas.