Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
As the sun goes down a peaceful twilight sets over the island shores. Colours become softer and warmer, a great time to paint if we're quick enough.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
The bridge becomes the backdrop for the fishing vessel on chocks at Astoria USA, with the moon blazing through its superstructure. It is midnight.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
John Curnow (formerly of Cornwall) is our sitter at Goward House Portrait Painters today. Time allowed = three hours.
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Sunday, May 22, 2011
From a vast distance we can recognise a familiar person by his posture even before we're near enough to confirm that it IS he - the way he walks, stands or sits.
This is the attitudinal body language that painters of portraits seek. Here's Maurice, at ease with friends, sharing a bottle of wine on a Sunday evening.
Friday, May 20, 2011
A lot can happen in three hours - that's the time I had available to paint this oil at Cattle Point this morning. The tide was going out and at the end of the session this little bay was almost bereft of water. But when I got it home I saw that the composition was too cluttered so I simplified it and renamed it "Sails and Seagulls." Much better.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The rule - if you sit, you get to keep one to take home, no charge.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Our sitter today is Caroline - Ken had spotted her in a restaurant and told her about the Portrait Painters of Goward House - whoever sits patiently for the three hours is invited to select a portrait from the dozen or so painters to take home. Caroline chose Elfrida's painting - an excellent portrait. Above is mine.
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