31 March 2011

The visitor

Here's one I painted a couple of weeks ago, based on a photo I grabbed of a muntjac deer which visits my garden.

8 by 10", watercolour.

I enjoyed the colours in this one - the russetty tones of the deer, and the blues of the background.

18 March 2011

March daffodils

Every now and again I like to have a go at something completely different. I've been doing a lot of portraits and life drawing over the last few months, so I thought I'd get the acrylics out and paint some flowers from life.

Bought these from the market a few days ago - they were all still tight buds, but now they're fully open. The thing I love about acrylics is the intensity of the colours - there's nothing delicate about these daffodils ;-)

Acrylic on canvas board, 8 by 12", painted from life (with quite a lot of artistic licence!) Click the image to see the (much nicer) bigger version.

09 March 2011

Pastel portrait

Here's a portrait done with pastel pencils, for the portrait group. This is a very close crop of the original photo reference, from Redfloor at Stock.xchng

A4 pastel paper.

I'm playing with a couple of other crops of the ref, just to see how different crops can produce different moods etc.

04 March 2011

Life drawing

A couple more from the life drawing class

 10 minutes, charcoal on newsprint
 15 minutes, charcoal on cartridge paper

And 20 minutes, pastel on cartridge paper.

This might be the last of the life drawing for now - the class will only run if there are enough students signed up, and it wasn't looking good the other night...
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