So, what have I learned from the process of these four paintings? Such a change from seascapes! It might sound obvious, but here goes. Drum roll….. The first stage is the most important. Actually it is crucial. Once the charcoal drawing looks ‘right’ in terms of its likeness to the subject, it is time to … More Christmas gifts 4 and “the reveal”
Here is the likeness of Ms L, starting with a lolly-coloured background. This continues the stripe theme used for all four paintings. Commissions welcome!
Atelier Robert was really humming yesterday and probably did my best work in the morning. At the end of the day (9 pots of jam made in the early morning) I thought I had finished all four Christmas gifts. After all our party guests had gone at 11.30pm I went to check on the fourth … More Christmas gifts 2
The best gift of all is life. Just being here, with choices. Grandchildren are a gift in themselves. A last minute decision to paint likenesses of all four (for Christmas gifts) has meant for a week of concentrated painting sessions. Yippee! I am working from photographs, so there are limitations of course. But, two down, … More Christmas gifts
Originally posted on Annie in Aceh:
Bali was a complete shock to the system. While leaving behind the long-sleeved tops and shawls for a couple of weeks and going back to summery-dresses was certainly a welcome break it made me aware that something inside me has shifted. I’m being metaphorical, I don’t mean my liver…
A week ago John Clinock of art rat cafe listed me with his nominations for Blog of the Year Award 2012. For obvious reasons I need to respond before the year is over. The rules are listed below. Recipients are able to nominate any number of bloggers to take up the mantle. I have chosen … More Blog of the Year 2012