Thursday, September 29, 2011

Autumn leaf alla prima

Autumn leaf   (oil on oil painting paper 18 x 12 cm)
The smaller size made this achievable in about 1 h.  I think I will stick to this kind of size for these practice studies.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

alla prima orange


I decided to do a series of smaller still life studies to get some more practice in oils. 

Orange (Oil on oil painting paper 30 x 20 cm)

This took about 1 1/2 hours.  after completing this I decided to cut the size of these down to half to get them to a more finished state in a shorter time.  More to come...

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fishermen Photoshop Study

This is another study of an image from the same collection as this.

In contrast with the last study I did not use a value study using overlays to add colour.  This one I painted directly which for me is much easier to control but the trade off is flexibility.  

fishermen in a boat at sunset fishing with net photoshop
Final

Reference
Blocking

Colour









Sunday, September 4, 2011

Water Carrier - Photoshop

This work is based on an image which is part of a collection donated by the Matson Photo Service to the USA Library of Congress
The collection spans 1898 to 1946 and is mostly black and white images taken in the Middle East.
This is a colourised digital painting in Photoshop based on an image of a water carrier. 
man as watercarrier in photoshop








Thursday, September 1, 2011

Church Interior

Practicing a environment.  Photo reference in Photoshop.  I need to practise a lot more!