Saturday 9 March 2013

#24: Pepper and egg

Weekend: time to paint. I have had a piece of 6 x 8 inch canvas board lying around here for ages, so today I decided to take the plunge and paint on it instead of my usual cardboard cut from a cereal box. 

My verdict: I hate it. The paint soaks right into it and it's a battle to blend or manipulate on the support. Only Masonite for me from now on, I think...

Wednesday 6 March 2013

#29: Glass and teaspoon

Trying to draw glass with a ballpoint pen is probably not a good idea...

Tuesday 5 March 2013

Aubrey Beardsley

A portrait of Beardsley, in the style of Beardsley. Well, sort of...

India ink on printer paper, about 20 cm in height.

Sunday 3 March 2013

#23: Measure glass and banana

It has been ages since I tried oil painting, and it shows. I have become monstrously rusty. Not that I was much good to begin with, but this is only painting no. 23, so as Ed Wood said, "my next one will be better."

Cheap oils on cheap cardboard cut from a box, primed with cheap acrylic. About size A5 or so:

Saturday 2 March 2013

#28: Screwdriver and egg

Another slightly surreal still life. I am rediscovering my enjoyment of the humble ballpoint pen as drawing tool...