Sunday, 17 November 2013

52. Yellow for Friendship

Still Life, oil on black gessoed panel, 6" x 6"

This was a gift for a friend's recent birthday.  She has shown us so much kindness over many, many years and I just wanted to create a token of our friendship for her. 

This time I used W&N Griffin alkyd oils.  I use them from time to time and don't mind them.  My first impression each time is that they are very thin and rather transparent but it just requires a few more layers to achieve more opacity in areas and, as they dry quickly, this is not a problem.  Now and then it needed a little 'Liquin Fine Detail' to increase the flow so I had a couple of 'high' moments - LOL!

Sunday, 10 November 2013

51. Hertfordshire Study - Not Stockwood!

Landscape, Digital Painting on iPad using the ArtRage app.
Did this digital painting as I had difficulty sleeping.  Mea culpa!  Looking again at my resource photograph, I realised it was a photograph of a walk in Hertfordshire so I've renamed the post (and the image).  It looks uncannily like the south side of Stockwood Park as you walk down from the main road.
I still love Stockwood Park!

Saturday, 2 November 2013

50. Bluefields - Stop the Car!

Seascape, oil on Daler Rowney Canvas, 12" x 4"

This is a view of Bluefields Beach that we pass on the way to Montego Bay.  I have stopped to photograph it so many times over the years that now, every time we approach it, the gentleman who drives us automatically asks me if I'd like to stop and take a photograph! :D
I painted the yellow boat with a palette knife so the paint would go down nice and thick.

I meant to photograph my pen and ink drawing but only realised once I'd got this far with the paint.