Friday, June 28, 2019

Harry's Hat

$60 - 6x8" original gouache painting
I love it when the model wears a hat. The light, or should I say shadow, ; ) that falls on the model's face is quite a treat to paint.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Sunday, June 16, 2019

bushy brows

12x6" original oil painting
Here's my paintbox with lots of white oil paint on my grey painter's palette pad.
Blocking in with yellow ochre and figuring out the shadow side first.
Trying to keep the paint on my grey painter's palette more organized!
Palette eventually gets kinda messy on the right hand side... oh well...: )
And here's a detail of the face. Cheers!

Monday, June 10, 2019

morning chickadee

$100 - 5x7" original oil painting on 1/8" panel.
This little chickadee loves to sing in the morning, sit high upon the tree tops and she pours lots of chocolate sauce on her sundaes. ; )

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Portrait Practise and... 8 years today!!

I spent this morning practising portraits with coloured pencil. A fun thing to be doing on the 8th anniversary of my blog!! 
Thank you all for the ongoing support and encouragement. I appreciate all your comments. Having a blog is a great way to working consistently, especially when the blog community is so inspiring. 
Cheers y'all ; )

Monday, June 03, 2019

musical trio

I had a fantabulous time sketching a musical trio at life drawing today. They practised, we sketched. It was a great experience, mostly because musicians take 'poses' that life models never do, so it was all new to us. 
There were three of them with five instruments. Violin, viola, flute, bassoon and piccolo. They switched seats every 20 minutes (playing musical chairs literally!) so we all had a good experience. I used charcoal pencil and watercolour, oh... and I had a blast! ; )