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

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Skirmish-2

Skirmish
 Worked on this original doodle.  I was going to abandon it at the point below but pushed on to some sort of finish.  Seems like  I was working on this forever as I don't have a lot of time to paint at the moment.




Sunday, June 15, 2014

Digger 1


Digger


Practicing oils.  Really need the practice.  This is about 12"x10" on canvas.  Took about 4-5 hours over 3 sessions. 

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Encounter

Encounter
Started off as a doodle.  Not best pleased with it but anyway.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Still Life Speedpaint 2

Still Life Speedpaint 2



A still life speedpaint study inspired by the deviant Art group.  They had some photo refs but as it was still life I worked from real life.  Working from life is different to working from photos. Didn't take a photo of the set up on the day so there are differences between photo and study.  Yip my dog photo bombed.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Portrait 9

Portrait 9   

This portrait from imagination for practice.  Haven't had a chance to do much study of late so what will be posted over the next few days is an eclectic mix of stuff.  A lot of it produced when I was fairly tired.