Tuesday, January 31, 2012
I selected the "chalk" setting with the soft edge and had a ball choosing outrageous colors. This took about two hours and I was zonked afterwards - it was exhausting (I must be an artist)....
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Friday, January 27, 2012
One thing about painting versus photography is that I was able to put ME into the work - I mean HOW I personally felt about the scene - the strength, the light, the exhuberance.
Here is a pic I took after I had finished:
All in all, a good day to be painting outside.
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Here's an iPad2 drawing I did of my plein air painting:
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
My first portrait on an iPad2 -- the finger painting takes a bit of learning, I feel like a caveman already. Our sitter today is Maria:
My thanks to Ann Wheatcroft for 'pointing out' the controls to me. It is a steep learning curve. Exhausted after the effiort, I retreated to my good 'ol oil paints and I did a small 6 x 8 monochrome oil of Maria:
Maybe I'll give it another go again at Goward House some time. But what a lotta fun.
Friday, January 06, 2012
I am planning an oil of this scene at some time in the winter so this morning I went down to the "Ledge" (as it's known by the locals in Victoria BC) and did this quick pencil study just to do a bit of prep work.
Bruce Stotesbury of the Times-Colonist was taking photographs at the Legislature in Victoria BC and he took this front page pic of Frank Mitchell and myself in action at the paint-out.
Thursday, January 05, 2012
Yes, I simplified the scene somewhat - (artists are good at shifting trees around) but the painting IS true to the spirit of this farm.
I like colour, so I've used a variety of yellows and greens, subdued into submission!
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