Finished the Plein Air painting I started earlier in the day at home in the studio. I have to learn how to take better photos. The images don't have the same qualities as the original. Happy with this two hour sketch. See previous post.
I went out today for about an hour to paint but the rain was relentless.I don't mind a bit of bother, however, when I'm battling the elements more than painting, it's just not fun. I took some reference photos and got a fair start; enough to bring home to work in the studio.
Faye and I were successful getting into the Sydney Art Show this year AND we both sold pieces! Sorry to see this painting go though. We both had three pieces accepted and as of this morning I have had one sell. The Trudeau piece I didn't/don't expect to sell; I included it to promote my portraiture - I am hopeful to get some commissions. Deborah Tilby"s work was/is the bar as far as I'm concerned. Over all a very inspiring show. Sydney Art Show.
This one came together well. It is Mylar over paper. I work on the paper initially them switch to the Mylar for the final third of the drawing. Although it may not come across here I think the process adds depth to the drawing. Good practice.
Working on a portrait. Almost done. Will post when I'm finished. I'm thinking of adding gold foil to the cap.
Out with the Al Frescoes this morning - painting at Swan Lake Victoria. Struggled to find a spot or subject rather. I liked the contrast of the dark in the foreground with the sky light sneaking through and reflecting from lake. At one point I nearly gave up as it was not looking like much. There is a lot of information in that spot. I focused on the trees and the foreground, then the sky and sides. I'm not that happy with it - what I do like is that it captures the random barrage of twisting shapes and light. Today I added Venetian red and Naples yellow to my palette. The red and ultramarine blue with white made for a wonderful mauve. It doesn't come across in the image, but I used it in the sky and the trees. I look forward to the Friday outings.
A blog about active art projects and En Plein Air adventures among other art related musings may be mixed in.