I first painted this lady two weeks ago. The other portrait was more flattering, but I prefer this one as it has more humanity.
Saturday, 22 March 2014
Friday, 7 March 2014
This is a painting that I did of Amy many months ago...but I decided to play around with gold paint in the background. It was effective in places, but I think I need to apply gold leaf to make it really work.
I was able to go back and finish off this painting of Theo, mostly by filling in the vivid red background.
Sunday, 2 March 2014
2nd March 2014
Rachel. I loved the yellowy greens in the jumper because they teamed up so beautifully with burnt sienna and even magenta.
In this painting of Lucy I liked the patterned dress, but it seemed rather 'fussy'....so I glazed over parts of it with magenta, and the effect was lovely.
I was struggling with all the grass and background in this picture, until I took a quick peak at Andrew James's paintings and I started to break it up into chunks.
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Last week's painting of John. Its still very wet and glossy, hence the left side of the photo is reflecting light rather than the colours that are there. I'll put this picture up again when it's finally dry.
Monday, 3 February 2014
Portrait of Theo started this week. Hopefully I'll finish it successfully next Thursday. It's going ok so far, I like the colours ...and his pensive expression. Theo's a musician and song-writer, so he has a lot on his mind
Tuesday's life class. We painted Sue in a hat and necklace....I like her wonderfully sculptural arm.
Saturday, 25 January 2014
A long thin painting, and the photo has made the feet appear smaller than they are....excuses, excuses.