Thursday, October 31, 2013

"Riding it Out" 12x14 oil

I have a number of old oils in a box, and this is a good way to use 'em up in the studio whilst keeping a full set of water-soluble oils for work en plein air!
The two water fowl have a ride in the surf during active weather at Cattle Point.
Like some of my colleagues, I get the odd rejection from galleries, so splashing out in vivid colour is Ronnie's revenge - it brightens up my palette AND my day. Try it whenever you're blue. Or red, or yellow.
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

"Joan Smith" oil 11x14

Joan is a volunteer at Goward House, and she was good enough to sit for the group of portrait painters today. This lady has oodles of personality. Hit the image to see a larger view.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Digital abstract portrait of no-one in particular

A digital abstract portrait painted with my finger on my iPad using the Brushes software.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

"Alfred the Flowerman" duo drawing

Alfred sat for the Goward House Portrait Painters today. I used watercolor and Conte pencil to stretch myself again. I like this approach because the early washes show me the way and the heavy pencil gives me the punch. The color sketch is OK but I really like the little drawing which is a better likeness I feel. You could click the image if you want to see a larger picture. (My fellow artists might also tell you that working in different media actually strengthens one's home style).

Thursday, October 17, 2013

"First call of the day" oil 6x8

First call of the day as the crow greets the early morning sail past at cattle Point.
Painted with traditional old-fashioned oils.
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

"Elfrida" pastel 8x11

Elfrida, a fellow artist, sat for the Goward House Portrait Painters today. I used pastels and a sketch style. to To see the texture close up, click on the picture.

Monday, October 14, 2013

"Autumn Aroma" oil 6x8

At this time of year some of us are allowed to burn Fall leaves. Watching the fire puts one in the zone.
Click for a bigger view. Go to my Fine Art America website if you want to own this one. It's a goodie.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Goward House Portrait Painters = Andrea

Andrea sat for the Goward House Portrait painters today. Click on the image for a bigger view. I used pastels.

Monday, October 07, 2013

"Jim's Shop" acrylic 10x10

Jim has this massive old barn filled to the brim with all manner of old cars - mostly Bentleys, Rolls and Morgans but here in the yard is the remains of an old Rugby truck which he saved from the crusher. Click to see a bigger image.