Saturday, 26 July 2014

Another Study

My second attempt at this one! I have been practising sketching  more to get the dimensions of the figure right.. this is done from a reference photo I took in Australia. I signed up for Leslie Saeta's 30 Day Painting Challenge in September and my theme will be Ordinary People. This will be a  challenge!! For me, the drawing takes longer than the painting...I hope by the end of it I will be quicker at drawing figures!!

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Busy Practising

Because I have limited space and time until my studio is built, I haven't been painting as much and all I have done are small I  thought now might be a good time to step out of my comfort zone and try some figurative work! I've always loved it but never pursued it.There is a certain amount of unease in doing this but I guess it has to be good for me in the long run! I have been learning from Peggi Kroll Roberts video 'Translations from a Photo'. I think it will keep me going for quite a while, it is so interesting and lots of learning to be done!!

Monday, 14 July 2014

Last Iris

6"x6" oil on board

This was the last Iris from my garden this season!! The color is not quite true, the violet is warmer in the painting itself...this is the best I could get it! 
I have been painting small figure studies this week. I bought Peggi Kroll Roberts video 'Translations from a Photo'....she is a great teacher!! There is a lot to learn and her "one idea at a time" exercises make it easier, I'm really enjoying it.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

"I'm All Ears"

6"x6" Oil on gessoboard
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This is another one of the goats I took photos of at the animal farm. They are such characters! This one kept standing up at the fence and really making her presence felt. She had such a sweet nature and I loved those ears!!