Tuesday 4 March 2014

And two more...

Two more miniatures in post-impressionist style. Both are in oil on canvas board, 10 cm x 10 cm (4 x 4 inch).

This is not altogether whimsical; I took the reference photo of this strange friendship a year or two ago. The calf is not quite as blue in the original as it appears here - it can be rather difficult to get the colours on a digital photo exactly as they appear in the original:

Portrait of Itumeleng:

I have never actually tried to paint (as opposed to draw) a portrait, so the whole thing was done in a somewhat overcautious and tentative manner. Maybe it will go better next time.

Monday 24 February 2014

Post-impressionist miniatures

Two small paintings in the post-impressionist style. Oil on canvas board, 10 x 10 cm ( 4 x 4 inch).

Saturday 1 February 2014

A plethora of pigeons

I have been trying to use bold, black charcoal outlines to create something of an expressionist style. I have seen extremely detailed, refined work done in charcoal, but I don't think I could ever manage that (not even in pencil!) Hence, for me, charcoal is a medium for fast, playful work.

I like birds, so here I drew one pigeon after the other.

Saturday 18 January 2014

#32: Compound leaf

Compound leaf of a carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua). As I mentioned before, I just love old, well weathered leaves as subjects for drawing!