Monday, 30 May 2016

Sunday, 15 May 2016

"Sunita" by Barbara A. Newton

"Sunita" is finished at last.  I'll hang her with the few animal paintings that I am keeping for myself.  She'll look good in a plain black frame along with the others I think.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

My Tiger Painting is Nearly Finished!

Well, I've nearly finished Sunita, the tiger from Australia Zoo.  For Mother's Day, I have the chance to pat a rhino - can't wait!  It might be my next painting project.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

"Sunita"

I've been working on this painting for a while, inbetween art lessons etc.  Her name is Sunita and I got to walk with her at Australia Zoo with my daughter.  What a beautiful animal and a wonderful experience.  Australia Zoo donates a percentage of the fee to go towards saving these beautiful tigers.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Last Lesson for our Cats Painting

Well in this, our last lesson, we went over all the edges of the white cat's fur, softening and flicking out across that hard edge.  I painted in the cat's claws with a dark mix of Ultramarine Blue and Cadmium Red, and put some soft purple shadows underneath.

Sorry but I don't have the final photo of my finished painting, as I sold it before I got around to photographing it!  Never mind, I'll just have to paint another one!  I called it "Gracie's Cats" and Grace told me she has heaps more photos of these two to do.

Monday, 21 March 2016

"Rose" by Barbara Newton

I have finally finished the portrait of my mum who passed away last June.  She loved camping, so I set the scene on Fraser Island with her much loved Cockatoo called Fred in the background.  Fred loved to travel too, and had been around Australia a few times with my parents.  For me, this portrait isn't just a picture, but tells a bit more about the person being painted.