Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Fallow deer

Life drawing on Sunday 10 June went well. However, even with a strategically placed table leg, the paintings of Dave (the model) are probably not suitable for a public blog.

Instead here is a cute painting of a group of Fallow Deer. It was painted with acrylics on Bockingford paper and measures around 12" by 9".

The aim was to paint in the style of Kirsten Harris. I have not been brave enough with the colours, and the temptation to blend the brush strokes was overwhelming. Nevertheless, I am quite pleased with it.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Japanese prints have always fascinated me. This painting is of an iris grown by Jean, and painted in the style of Hokusai. It measures approx 14" by 10"; St Petersburg White Nights paints were used on Bockingford paper.

It was suggested that the image would make a good greeting card.