Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Gate 2

Gate 2
  Just fooling around trying some stuff.



Thursday, July 17, 2014

Portrait study 22

Portrait study 22

Portrait study 22
Did some portrait studies.  Started these off with a different approach starting off trying to identify the planes. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Building B

Building B
Started out as a doodle.  


Monday, July 7, 2014

Belleek woods 2

 
Belleek woods 2



I had time to do some more involved work.  Did a similar forest scene way back in 2011.  This one is smaller 12" x 10".  Cant believe it has been so long since I tried the same subject in oils.  From what I remember this one was a bit faster to work on.  It still needs a bit of attention but that will be done at a more leisurely pace.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Launch

Launch
Something completely different.  Started out as a doodle and I revisited to try some effects and filters.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

After Hubert Robert - View of the Port of Ripetta in Rome

After Hubert Robert  - View of the Port of Ripetta in Rome


 Stumbled across this artist Hubert Robert by chance.  What struck me about the compositions was the use of theatrical lighting. The work is a cappricio, an amalgam of multiple views juxtapositioned to make an appealing composition but not reflecting their true geographical location.  When taking such liberties with the subject matter it makes sense to throw out the lighting rules and go for theatrical lighting.  A greater treatise on this piece can be found here. 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Farmhouse

Farmhouse
Worked on this and a few other pieces at the same time which I think helped a bit.  Returning to each with a fresh eye.  This was an exercise in keeping the pallet to a few colours.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Building A

Building A
Working on this for a while.  Progress was not helped when I lost some progress by failing to save.  It all worked out for the best I think because I changed the foreground.  Anyway this was more a learning piece.  

Monday, June 23, 2014

Council meeting Spitpaint

Council meeting Spitpaint
Haven't done a spitpaint in a while.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Self Portrait oils

Self Portrait oils
Did this one as after a burst of doing portrait practice.  Looking very serious.  Entered it in the portrait artist competition run by Sky.  That was used more as a target to spur on the practice and deliver something at the end.  Sky got back with confirmation that I was not successful (no surprise). What they did was send a garbled message to me and about 400 other entrants. I know this because the email addresses were visible to all. What followed was a brief attempt be some of the recipients to get an impromptu show together.  That petered out into a hail of emails from peeps asking to be removed from the list.  The production company  was Storyvault Films