"Three Rivers California"

"Three Rivers California"

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Grandchild No.3 On It's Way

Just getting those darks in to start with.  Khye has a more olive complexion so I've made his skin a bit more orangey with Ultramarine Blue for a more brown colour.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Kath's Frog

This frog painting is going to be the next kindle book in our Intermediate Series.  Kathy has done a wonderful job of her frog.  There is movement and depth.  The frog looks as if it is going to jump off the tree right at you!

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Portrait Of My Grandchildren

Well I have finished my grandson's hands which were a bit tricky.  There were heaps of reflective light on them, which actually made it a bit easier to paint, in that you could break up sections of nothing into different hues.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Don't Be Afraid To Use Colour!

A beautiful painting by Pat Richardson!  Pat has developed her own unique style, which is loose and representational.  This was done with acrylics and the strong colours immediately grab the attention of the viewer.  Great job Pat.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Portrait Of My Grandchildren

The portrait I am doing of my three grandchildren is taking forever but I am slowly getting there.  I am halfway through grandchild No. 2.  I think the hardest part is mixing the flesh-tone colours again every time I sit down to paint. 

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Lesson No.15 - Shadows For Dips And Highlights For Bumps

Now that we have the eyes and beaks done, we'll move on to the head and neck.  You can see the bony structure of the flamingo who is drinking.  Dips are generally darker and bumps lighter.  Add a dot of yellow to your purple shadows so they aren't too pretty.  There also is a little bit of reflective light on the underside of the neck - it could appear a little green.  Don't go crazy though.