Demo – Effie and Henry

•November 26, 2015 • 2 Comments

Effie n Henry demo

A fun evening spent at New Cunninghame Art Club tonight. The demo was an oil painting of Effie and Henry. Didn’t get around to the elaborate embroidered collars. Time against me but pleased I got so far with the heads.

This pose is typical of the dogs relationship. Effie (4 y.o.) is barely tolerant of Henry(8 months), who never leaves her alone!

Bogside Flats V

•November 25, 2015 • 4 Comments

Bogside flats V

Getting experimental but trying to stay true to the atmosphere of that day. The sun bounced off the flats and shone against the grey, shower strewn weather.

I planned to have these Bogside paintings hung together but worried now that techniques are so different across the four small boards that they will look odd together!

Bogside Flats IV

•November 24, 2015 • 5 Comments

Bogside Flats IV

Fourth in the series “Bogside Flats”. The view from harbourside in Irvine. A bank of cloud looms over the horizon, engulfing the Dalry Hills in the distance.

Oil on board 8″x8″

Watercolour Demo

•November 19, 2015 • 2 Comments

mag watercolour

It’s that woman again!

This time it is done in watercolour as a demonstration for the Thursday morning class. I had a practice at it the night before and so glad I did. It was awful. Today I had a better idea of what to do and what to avoid. I was more efficient with my layers and bolder regarding pigment intensity.

Bogside Flats III

•November 18, 2015 • 4 Comments

Bogside flats III

Bogside Flats III 8″x8″ oil on board

This time a palette knife painting.  The knife produces sharp edges and flat polished surfaces. It spreads the oil paint leaving random shaped patches of colour. Too soon for me to judge this against the others. I’ll wait till I see it in a frame.

Bogside Flats II(b)

•November 16, 2015 • 4 Comments

Bogside flats IIb

I made a few changes to this one from last night. I took it in to the studio and the class gave an impromptu crit. They thought the horizon was a bit ambiguous. Some thought the cloud above the distant hills looked like sea. So, with tail between my legs, I brought it home and changed it. They’re not seeing this one!

Bogside Flats II

•November 16, 2015 • Leave a Comment

bogside flatsIII

Bogside Flats II 8″x8″ oil on board

Another small painting of Irvine harbour area. This is the view across from the studios. I take photos of the view nearly every day to record the light change and the different weather patterns. Trying to use as much paint as possible in these small pieces to show the thick buttery strokes and letting me avoid detail.


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