Monday, 1 February 2016

!st February 2016

 I painted this from an old photo of Lucy. I really loved the sunshine in her hair.

 These two paintings of John were painted last Tuesday at the life class. I was splodging paint all over the place .... then trying to pull the figure out of chaos. I was going for an atmospheric effect.


Monday, 25 January 2016

25th January

 This portrait of John was done last week in the life class. He was lit from below , with light especially striking under his right brow. It made for quite a powerful image.

 I'm not sure that this painting of Amy is finished yet. 

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

13th January 2016
 Lucy and Amy.

Amy in a very fine dress.

 Grannie. I've rejigged this painting because I wasn't happy with it. 

 A painting in warm oranges with the blue range to contrast.

Monday, 4 May 2015

4th May 2015

 My lovely mother in law on her 94th birthday

Saturday, 10 January 2015

10th January 2015

 I've been enjoying playing with the black/white/grey range. It really makes the flesh tones sing. 

 Amy does this slightly pursed mouth smile that is characteristic of her and quite hard to capture!

Friday, 26 December 2014

26th December 2014

 I've been experimenting with simple backgounds that consist of just one or two colours. Backgrounds are so hard!

 This is one of my biggest paintings so I kept the colours simple in greys and black. I liked the juxtaposition of the two children.

 These two paintings are done at life classes and are therefore more loose and creative. It's important for me to get away from photos,in order to inject more of myself into the work, and to develop creativity.