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...