Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Ship Ahoy!

Well, a big departure from CP, this one is acrylic, way out of my comfort zone but I so enjoyed doing it I may do another. Inspired by a photo I took in NZ of a boy at the top of Rangitoto, the volcanic island, overlooking Auckland Harbour. I have done my own interpretation of the scene and included the photo for comparison. The scan of the painting hasn't come out particularly well. 5x7in on canvas.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Daisy with sunglasses

Another picture of Daisy on holiday. I loved doing the distorted reflections of sunbathers in the glasses. Size 21x27cm, mainly Prismacolor on Clarefontaine Pastelmat.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Pebbles 2 WIP

I started this second pebble picture while doing the demo at the RBSA last Friday and spent a couple of hours on it today. It has been a nice break from portraits and animals that have to be so exact and it is the sort of picture I can leave for a while and pick up again at a later date. I have used Fabriano Classico with Prismacolor and a touch of Polychromos.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Another Zebra

Following my highly commended award at the UKCPS exhibition in Birmingham for the 'Not all is black and white' I decided to try another zebra. This is from a photo I took at Marwell Zoo last year. The ref. photo was pretty awful as I had zoomed in so much and lost the detail so I used a lot of imagination to get the shading right but I am pleased with the result. Stonehenge black paper with mainly derwent drawing pencils and Prismacolor. Size about 48x32cm. No title yet.