Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Attending Red Pepper Art Second Week - Boat Painting

Went to Cooktown Community Centre to start a painting.  Using Atelier Interactive Acrylics in three primary colours and white - pthalo blue, quinacridome magenta, transparent yellow and titanium white - to produce all the colours I need.  Trying to keep it simple.  Working on tonal values I have laid down the first 'coat' of paint and will do more on this next week.  Am happy I have the image I wanted.  

Want this painting to produce a feeling of peacefulness.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Buddhist Monks Pastel


Stages in a pastel painting of Buddhist Monks. The discipline of a Buddhist monk is intended to be conducive to mindfulness and wisdom.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Old Scrapbook Art - Sketches and Ideas for Paintings




These drawings and sketches are from scrapbooks I have used over the last few years.  I was looking back at them the other day looking for inspiration.  Sometimes I find they look better than I remember - and sometimes not!  I often look through art magazines and get ideas for compositions and do sketches of an art work.  I don't intend any breach of copyright or to copy another artists work or claim it is my own however some art works are such good examples of composition or use of negative space that I explore the layout of the work by doing a thumnail sketch.  All part of learning to become a better artist!  Well that's the plan anyhow.
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