Sunday, 12 August 2018

Ceramic and egg

Oil on board, 20 x 15 cm (= about 8 x 6 in).
Painted with a limited palette of ocher yellow, ocher red, black and white. Using such a limited range of colors makes for an interesting challenge, particularly if you try to paint green or blue things; I cheated a bit here by picking subjects with colors that could be fairly easily approximated with what I had available.



Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Some random sketches

I have been taking a break from painting in order to study up on some aspects of art that have always eluded me. How long I'll be busy with that, I don't know, but I'll post the occasional sketch here just to keep the blog alive.

Two still life sketches done from life:



And two in ballpoint pen plus colored pencil, cobbled together from various reference photos:



I have actually been itching to take up the brushes again, so perhaps I'll soon succumb to temptation and paint something...

Monday, 18 June 2018

Cabin in the snow

Acrylic on board, ACEO (= 2.5 x 3.5 inches, or 64 x 89 mm):


A bit off the beaten track for me; here where I live, snow is a rarity, and enough to collect a bucketful even more so. But why not? The one time I saw substantial snow, during a visit to Europe, I thought it the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. Apparently most people who have to live through those winters kind of disagree...

Friday, 15 June 2018

Country cottage

And now for something completely different. Country cottage, acrylic on board, ACEO size (= 2.5 x 3.5 inches, or 64 x 89 mm). And yes, light blazing from all the windows, a la Kinkade. Haven't done one of these in ages, and I had so much fun I think I'll do a whole series...