I am pleased to say I was able to pass this on to the Camerons this week. A group painting in oils. My choice of the realist style wasn’t really a choice at all. I couldn’t think of any way I could loosely interpret the gingham pattern on the shirt! So photoreal(ish) it had to be.
Second demo of the jug and flowers in the bold bright primary colour style.
Acrylic and oil pastel on paper.
Demo today for Wednesday group.
An exercise in semi-abstraction. This is in acrylics with a few oil pastel additions at the end. This is a still life after Claire Harrigan. Significant is the use of bold blocks of bright colour; a scarcity of detail; and maintaining a sense of space and object without travelling over into pure abstraction.
There is only two real layers in this painting. It’s likely, if outside the parameters of a demonstration, I would continue the build up of opaque paint to strengthen the surface texture further.
Forty nine beautiful, handsome faces all together.
These are all 7″x7″ oil on board. Around a third of them were painted within the target of 49 minutes but as things progressed I felt compelled to spend more time to take them to a satisfactory finish. On average, the time on each was more like one hour and a half.
The idea was to show something fresh for our open weekend on the 6th of October. I missed that by 5 portraits, but took my time since, to fill these last five spaces. It’s now complete and I’ll keep it together for the year in the studio until the next open weekend.
I tried a soft flat with this one. It makes for a more planar look and less textured surface.
7″x7″ oil on board
7″x7″ oil on board.
Margaret’s granddaughter is No 47! The target is 49 portraits in under 49 days. 49 days are up tomorrow, so one more tonight and the last one in the morning!