Monday, November 22, 2010

Cups painting

Well as promised here is my latest work. 10 x 12 Acrylic, Stacked cups.

Overall I am pleased with this one, still a bit rusty of course from such a long break. I haven't painted white objects very much and feel I should tackle more white objects, very difficult to achieve a convincing piece, contrast and subtle color shifts can be hard to spot and so I really have to focus, Using the new natural  flood light really helped. Comments welcome.

Looking forward to working on my next piece, Still have a 2 x 4 ft. canvas to work on but think I will do a few smaller one first.

Until next time

Dave

Monday, November 15, 2010

Painting update

Well I promised to post my latest work, but it hasn't gone as I would have hoped, for a few reasons, weekend didn't go according to plan so I never got a chance to spend some quality time with my easel and my still life dried out a little to much to work from I did take a photo before hand but didn't  much care for it, no matter. I am sure this won't be the last time this happens. I think for my next painting I will stick with something that doesn't have a limited shelf life unless I can block out a number of hours. I will start something possibly tonight of tomorrow morning and hope to have something to post soon for you.


Today I was at my local art supply store and picked up some more canvases, looked at getting some new brushes but they were out of stock of my favorite. I did pop into the hardware store and picked up a few light bulbs for my studio lights, 2-50 watt natural light plus flood lights, suppose to mimic natural light. This is a problem I was having in my studio as sometimes I can only paint in the evening and I was using some regular incandescent lights, not very flattering, so hopefully this will correct it.

Cheers
Dave

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Painting again!

picked up my brush this afternoon, listening to some old classic rock, currently have my rough sketch painted and working through some colors, subject matter isn't complicated, some fruit from the kitchen, came to the realization that it doesn't matter what I paint as long as I paint something, ideas seem to come while working through exploration anyways.

Well back at it my first layer is just about dry, pics to follow later today.

Dave

Monday, November 08, 2010

Happy Monday

How is everyone?

A few things have changed since my last post, was on facebook but decided to give it up as I was wasting a lot of time doing a whole lotta nothing. I have also started a new part-time job back in August, I work as a kennel assistant for Dog Guides of Canada, I spend on average 3 hours a day (sometimes more) making sure all the dogs are looked after everyday, not a well paying job but I love working with the dogs, the people are great as well. but the dogs need my help so I am more than happy to help anyway I can. Anyway, I sure I will post more on this subject later.

Haven't done much painting of late with my new job, which takes almost all my energy, as it pretty intense work, I have finished up most of my web design and development projects for the time being so I have dug out my paint and brushes and I am currently playing with some still life compositions, so watch this space for a new painting or 2 in the next little while.

I must have about 25 paintings framed and unframed kicking around so last weekend I started to hang some up for display, it was really nice to see them up on the wall, I am not tooting my own horn but after letting them sit for a while it nice to see them again and enjoy them, forgotten how well some of them turned out.

Talk soon
Dave