Saturday, 30 August 2008
Yesterday I bought most appetizing new season apples and one of them had a nice little leaf still attached to its stalk. I couldn't resist painting it. As usual I acted on an impulse and started way to late into the day or shall I say in the night, really. As a result I got to bed only by 2am. Today I put the finishing touches and here it is. Bullseye!
Thursday, 28 August 2008
Today I have made a start of the new series of paintings I have planned for a while. It's going to be a wild life scene - falcon hunting in the desert. Today I have only painted the underlay and plotted the composition. Tomorrow I plan to start transferring it on canvas.
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
The Tames river bank is a delightful place for a walk right now. Just made this little watercolour card on the spot today. This road leads from Ham to the central Richmond. Dimensions are miniature - 2 x 3 inches. I find it is difficult to paint bigger pieces "aux plein air".
Sunday, 24 August 2008
Friday, 22 August 2008
I have just realised that The Richmond Art Society exhibition is very near and I have to present something nice there. So I have mobilized myself to carry on working on the big oil I have started a while ago - the spectacular view of the promenade from the Richmond bridge. I have moved home recently so haven't painted for a while. The start wasn't easy but yesterday I was pleased with the progress made and today I am going to continue.
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
This is a little corner of woodland by the river Thames not far from where my art group meets every Wednesday in Ham. I am quite pleased with the clean, fresh lines of the water, a piece of the upturned sky. This is an artist card (ACEO - 2"x3") in watercolour.
Monday, 18 August 2008
Saturday, 16 August 2008
I haven't been posting for a while because I have just moved home and any one who had been through this experience would understand what I have just endured! Naturally, with all my art materials packed away and the internet connection down for a month, I didn't produce anything lately. Today was the first day when I actually managed to create the new painting in the new place (which is a lovely flat right by the river Thames - very inspirational).