Over the last week I have been painting snow – because snow seemed inviting when the temperatures were so high. Today the temperature dropped, the wind howled and the rain came down in sheets!
But I kept painting snow anyway…
This is Egmont as seen across Opunake Lake. For sale at Etsy. (link at right)
When you start to really look at nature, there are patterns everywhere. This started as a photo of some flax leaves; and I played with the colours and patterns a bit in editing software.
It’s still really hot here; the idea of snow capped peaks is very appealing! No doubt the reality is not quite so inviting…
Because it is unbearably hot here. Not that it snows here anyway … but it’s a nice thought.
This is done with Golden acrylics on prepared paper. Approx 8×11″, for sale in my Etsy store.
I quite like the feel of oil pastels – they glide on, and can be blended with your fingertips. They give a nice sense of light too.
The subject is not really the point here. The main thing was practising the techniques that Brian Ryder teaches in his book and dvd. He put paint on, wipes it off, flings it at the canvas, rubs it round a bit – building up the layers and the textures.
All the same, I quite like the final image 🙂
I love O’Keeffe’s work, particularly the way she handled watercolours. There are a few of her paintings I have semi-copied, over and over, trying to gain an understanding of how she achieved the light in her paintings.
Today’s painting is one I have done numerous times before today. Not an exact copy, but certainly closely based on her image. Trying to understand, trying to learn…
Watercolour on Arches paper.
I had a “Mum” night – no art to speak of, just sticking plasters and sympathy!
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Okay, no, not really. The moon was a huge orange orb at the end of our garden tonight – so I spent some time playing round with the digital. This shot amused me 🙂
Leaping out of my comfort zone – and probably everyone one else’s as well 😉
This comes from a watercolour which was loosely based on the aerial view of some fields in Italy.
The pinky orange is more a burnt orange is real life – the woes of digital photography!
22×28″ acrylic on stretched canvas. For sale.