Saturday, 30 October 2010

Clouds over Lancing College

The task at Art Club last week was to paint a picture in the style of your favourite artist. This is my attempt to paint Lancing college through the eyes, and the brush strokes of Van Gogh.

It measures approx 12" by 8" and was painted with Atelier Interactive Acrylics on Bockingford paper.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Lesley 21 October 2010

The first is an A2 sheet of warm up exercises. Feedback from the tutor was that there was no sense of volume in the second drawing.

The second was a long pose, drawn with chalk on curtain material. It is approximately A2 size.

The third was another warm up exercise. Again on A2 sheet , this time drawn with pen. This had a better sense of mass according to the tutor.

The fourth is another dreaded 15 times 1 minute poses.

The last is a study in charcoal, approx half of an A2 sheet. It is of the same pose as the chalk on material drawing.

Lions Cubs

This was painted at Art Club on 12 October following the demonstration by Dee Cowell the previous week I have tried to follow her method of underpainting the darks in cobalt blue and then washing over with Raw Sienna and Cadmium Red. In parts it works, and I may well have another go at it, now that I understand the method better.

It measures approx 12" by 8", painted with St Petersburg paints on Hahnemuhle paper.

Moonlit Breaker

This was painted at Art Club on 28 Sep. The topic was a "Rough Painting of Movement" - no fiddling!

It measures approx 15" by 12", painted with Atelier Interactive Acrylics on stretched canvas.

There was some positive feedback, although it is far from finished.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Barn Owl

Jean's friend Margaret bought the cut down version of "Let me out to play". She asked for a painting of an owl to go with it. This is the result, which we intend to give her as part of her 70th birthday present in November.

It is only 3.5" by 5.5" painted with St Petersburg White nights watercolour. The reference was a photograph from WC.