Sunday, 15 January 2017
Saturday, 14 January 2017
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
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
Wednesday, 11 January 2017
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
Monday, 9 January 2017
Day Nine Girl
7" x 9.5" - acrylic & charcoal on Canvas paper - $30
Needing something to paint this afternoon, I re-discovered a drawing, and it became day nine's painting in the 30 in 30 challenge. I really like cropping heads and faces, and then simplifying the shapes surrounding the face into abstract ones, and finishing it with a non-naturalistic palette. Lots of fun.