Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Currently I am also working on another Portrait of an elderly man for a Christmas gift.(Commission).
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Colors used were, burnt umber, cad red, windsor blue,cadium yellow,sepia,vandyke brown and ultra marine blue. The flesh tones were made with combinations of these colors.
Friday, November 1, 2013
I did them from photos they posted of their trip in Hawaii. The first painting is Leslie's wife Colleen walking on the beach and the bottom one is my sister Leslie. They are presently celebrating in the Dominican!
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
We went to this beautiful beach on the Fundy shore not far from where I live and although there was a strong breeze off the water we had a great day out.
we picked up a pizza and came back to my place and worked on them some more.
We also took time to stop into another artist's home and look at some of her works. What a great day out.
Will post more when it is done. I also need to finish my Pastel birds.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
It is 8inches by 16 inches in size so it makes it hard to take an accurate photo of it.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Tonight I refined some of the details with Griffin's eyes as well as more detail to his hair. I also finished the details in Bear. To pull the painting together I added various shades of purple to bears fur and used White Gouache to do the fine hairs that overlap Griffins shirt. I did not wish to put too much detail into bear as I did not want to draw the attention away from my beautiful grandson's face. This will be a great memory of when he was two and liked to ride Bear on his toy four wheeler.
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Now back to finishing Griffin. Since Purple is Griffin's favorite color I decided to use it in the background. I also wanted to make the background fun not just my hallway wall ,where he was riding, I used Ultra Marine blue along with Alizarin to make the various shades of purple.
While the background was wet I dropped in coarse sea salt and left it until the following day to remove the salt. Over nite texture !
Now I have to go back in and soften the edges and add some more detail to both Griffin & Bear.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Last night I worked some on lightening Griffins hair as it is really more blonde than red but looks different in various photos and now a darker blond than last summer. I have also started to define Bear by using some blue greys and yellow. I am now trying to decide on background before I put the fine touches on his face and eyes as the background may lighten it enough. I need to do some value studies to determine what I should do for the background as I don't want to ruin it now.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
Sunday, February 3, 2013
I just gave it to her when we visited Wales in Jan. She seemed very pleased with it. Temby is one of her favorite places and she hopes to live there one day. We went for a drive with her and her oldest daughter Lauren to visit Temby when we were over.
I did this from a photo she had on Facebook.