Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lillies Cont'd

As promised here are a few more image from my latest work in progress, progress has slowed a little but I am making headway.Before you see the them I must apologize for the poor lighting conditions.

Still working with a fairly large brush for now as I am still blocking in color but I am starting to fine tune a little as I go. Don't know what other painters are like but for me I very rarely get things right on the first try, so I find myself going over areas several times, ah well all part of the experience. What's interesting though are colors are always darker then I think they are, so it takes me a few tries to build up enough confidence to go straight for the dark colours. I guess my eyes and brain just aren't in tune right off the bat.

Anyway more later, have a look and see what you think.


Feed back would be great.
Cheers
Dave


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Lillies in Process

So as promised here are 2 images the first is a light wash with my image transferred to my canvas, the second is my progress to date. Painting size is 3 feet by 2 feet, I know I said I wanted to do a large painting but this will do, my plan is to do a series of these so perhaps this is a good size to work on. Still the largest I have done before.

Currently just blocking in color at the moment, have stuck with 2 brushes and fairly large which are leaving some great brush strokes. Time to take a break, hopefully I will get back to it a little later today.

Cheers
Dave







Sunday, June 27, 2010

Working on sketches for my next painting.

Thanks for your patience.

I have found my next subject, I feel a large painting coming on and as I have not painted in a while I will be started today I think this time I will document my process for all to see, have never made anything larger than than 30 x 20 or so, should be a great learning experience, wish me luck.

Until I have something to post here are a few painting from last summer.

The first is a Acrylic still life at 16 x 20.




















I never was able to finish this one,  as the carrots turned black on me within a day so they aren't as finalized as say the orange and plum, but still learned a lot from this painting.

The Second is also a Acrylic painting at 16 x 20

Red pepper.

Enjoyed this one and it turned all right, still as I progress I am sure I will revisit peppers again, love the look of them.

Anyway til next time
Dave

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Drought continues

I know it's been a month or so since I posted anything, sorry for that, not much happening in the painting realm for me at the moment, I prepped a watercolour paper a few weeks ago and it's waiting for me on my drafting table, I also tried a few small still life arrangements but didn't get very far. I have had quite a few web development jobs on the go at the moment and it keeps me rather busy not much spare time and when I have some time to spare I have been working hard landscaping my property. Hope everyone is doing well.

Here is something I did a while back, there are a few things that bother me about it but I liked the direction this one took, starting to make some real progress I think. Some of my work tend to be really defined and while this started that way I worked and worked to loosen up and not care if the edges of objects were drawn perfectly still lots of work ahead but coming along.

Until next time
Dave

Metal in the sky.

Acrylic painting 18 x 24