Friday, September 28, 2012
Anyway, I stopped painting the banana leaves at that stage, not wanting the painting to become too tight.
Would YOU have carried on and made it even more realistic? What's your choice = realism or impressionism. COMMENT below.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
My aim was to sketch rapidly at Goward House Portrait Painters session September 25th, 2012.
I did a 45-minute back-lit profile of Phil using big brushes - one of them three inches wide.
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Comments are invited. Your feedback can be so useful to this emerging artist!
Thursday, September 20, 2012
I couldn't get them all in but we counted 75 as they passed in front of our car.
Comments and questions are encouraged below here.
(Y'know you can click on this image to see a bigger picture).
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
We hardly ever see our profiles, but for the portrait artist a side view is challenging and revealing.
Next I chose to sketch Bob in watercolour pencil - you simply use it as you would any other ordinary pencil except that you can brush water over it to get that fluid look:
Friday, September 14, 2012
Working chiefly with a sepia pen, today's line and wash rendering is a case in point. Normally I'm comfortable with oils, watercolors are difficult for me but I tackle them nevertheless...
It's good to stretch oneself I think. This plein air sketch took about an hour-and-a-half down at Ogden Point in Victoria BC.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Friday, September 07, 2012
I couldn't resist the title "Dogwatch" because the dog is a genuine tugboat pet, she clambers easily over the gunwales and lords it over the vessel while her owner, the tugboat captain, goes about his chores.
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Tuesday, September 04, 2012
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There are several types of hornbills, mostly they like holes in trees, for instance the female Grey Hornbill plasters herself in, leaving only a small opening. She has a complete moult while inside, and when her chicks are 3 to 4 weeks old, she breaks out to help feed them (mainly fruit, small reptiles and insects). The chicks repair the hole and keep the nest clean.
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