Another day, another painting.
January 16, 2017
My work from the last two weeks:
The latest in the 6″ X 6″ Circle Composition series:
And my daily drawing challenge so far:
December 19, 2016
I managed to work on three different pieces this weekend. This one was looking so much like a bullseye that I decided to add the eye.
Possibly too colourful, but I thought I’d try a different approach and this is where I ended up.
And I have decided that this is now finished. Unless of course I decide to come back to it at some point. For now though, it’s done.
Dec 14, 2016
A couple of things here today as I’m catching up a little on missing the last couple of weeks.
And here’s what I was doing Saturday night.
November 1, 2016
Another reclaimed canvas – this time with lemons. Again, not that pleased, but it is what it is. I played a bit more with my 6″ X 6″ canvases too. And I think those went a little better…
September 12, 2016
I’ve added another layer to each of these pieces – all being a mix of Paynes Grey and cold wax medium. And these really are about layers. This is all about playing with the cold wax medium and transparency and I am trying not to get attached to anything along the way. The trick is going to be deciding when to stop.
When I looked at this one again, it seemed to have lost a lot of it’s brightness and I found it quite dull – so I decided to add a lighter colour and pull out the grid pattern a little more with a bit of Naples Yellow mixed with cold wax medium. And I dulled down a few areas with Paynes Grey mixed with cold wax medium. Looking at it beside last week’s version I’m not sure it’s an improvement. Too late now though. And I still don’t know which way is up (with the painting that is). I think today’s orientation emphasizes the cross that is emerging a little too much. I will try something else with it next week and see what happens.
September 6, 2016
This week I decided to play some more with cold wax medium and created a first layer on two 6″ canvases, and added a layer to another two 6″ canvases to repurpose them in a new direction. I don’t think any of these are finished though.
Three images this week. The glass of my lemon vase slowly develops, open books gain some definition and I manage one of my three drawings for the week. And ‘manage’ is a term I use loosely… It’s been an odd week though – hopefully this one is better.
May 16, 2016
A little more done on this one. I’m really not pleased with the placement of the white books – I will have to somehow improve the composition before I’ve finished.