Monday, 16 January 2017

30 in 30: Day 16 - Model

Day 16 - Model
7.5" x 7"  - marker, watercolour & acrylic on paper - $30
I don't have a lot to say about this one - it was actually a little last minute as I had the drawing (from a previous open life studio session) to which I added some watercolour washes and opaque acrylic to liven it up. I spent most of the day painting other things - a dog portrait, a small landscape on paper and a large landscape on canvas - all of which are almost done. 
Where does the time go?????

Sunday, 15 January 2017

30 in 30: Day 15 - Summertime Memory

Summertime Memory
6" x 8"  - watercolour, gouache & charcoal on watercolour paper - $30
Trees, rocks and sky in summer, rendered in brilliant colour,  a good antidote for the winter greys. This little watercolour is day 15's offering in the 30 in 30 challenge. Getting there, day by day.....

Saturday, 14 January 2017

30 in 30: Day 14 "Fake Lake"

Fake Lake
10" x 10" - acrylic on canvas - $75
I posted an earlier water colour version of this subject a few days ago, and wondered at the time what it would be like in acrylic. A good reason to do another version. I started by sketching the shapes onto the canvas using an 'ink tense' pencil, and then used a wet brush to smear and blur the lines. In this way I stop myself from being too tight and also tone (and mess up) the canvas a little. As I worked I continued to use different coloured ink tense pencils, wetting some of the lines and leaving others. I have been painting with this red-orange-yellow-pink palette a lot lately, and I am really enjoying the colours and results. 
The subject is based on a photo I took of a small man-made lake near where in live in Ontario, and it has been affectionately called by many in the town Fake Lake, hence the title. This is painting number 14 in as many days. 
Looking forward to the end of the month!

Friday, 13 January 2017

30 in 30: Day 13 - Sunny Days

Sunny Days
7.5" x 7" - acrylic on paper - $30
I am having so much fun painting closely cropped faces! This one is all about   a restricted palette, and allowing the darkest value areas (hair) to merge into the adjacent darkest value areas (background foliage) - yet when seen as a whole, the figure emerges. This is number 13 in the 30 paintings in 30 days.....almost half way there!

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Red Head (day twelve)
7.5" x 8" - acrylic on paper - $30.
This is today's contribution to the 30 in 30 day challenge. It is based on a drawing from an open 
life studio session I did a few years ago.


Wednesday, 11 January 2017

30 in 30: Day 11 - Something Fishy

Something Fishy (Day 11)
8" x 8" - acrylic & charcoal on paper - $30
This is today's offering for the 30 in 30 challenge. My husband has often been quite successful in bringing home 'dinner' after an afternoon on the water, and these mackerel did prove tasty. Of course I took photos at the time and this small painting is based on one of those.  Good fun.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

30 in 30: Day Ten Sheep

Day Ten Sheep
7"5" x 8.5" - acrylic on canva paper - $30
In order to come up with yet another daily painting subject, I have been combing through my 29,000+ photo collection and came up with this one today. I felt he needed a bit more colour however, and this is the result.