Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Barn

Barn
Did an interior which I started as a photobash but ended up painting something completely different.  The limited pallet kept things simple.  Didn't want to render it beyond this.

This is prompted by a writing exercise from John Gardners book  “The Art of Fiction”.   It has the following brief - 

“Consider the following as a possible exercise in description.  Describe a barn as seen by a man whose son has just been killed in a war.  Do not mention the son, or war, or death.
I thought it was a good challenge for an environment. In essence it is what an environment should do - communicate the mood without the aid of the narrative.


Monday, April 17, 2017

Spring has arrived

Spring has arrived
Easter here so some themed work.  Still struggling with the practicing environments but managed to get something in this one.  Yes  I know thats a weak excuse. 
The sheep are Valais blacknose sheep.  Youtube video here. Brace yourself for cuteness. 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Straw Warrior

Straw Warrior 
Supposed to be landscapes this week. I did start one but I took a break to doodle and this is what I came up with. It was much easier to work on so I kept going with it. 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Trying Trees

Trying Trees 
Some trees from imagination.  
It looked better about half way through.  
Think I fussed too much over it. 
Moving along....