Friday, 30 November 2012

Less Is More

41 marks                              32 marks

using copies of my previous works in oil

Trying exercises to do in classes come January; 'Painting With Acrylics'. Using as few brush strokes as possible and the fingers to blend in an attempt at not getting over fussy with the application. Putting down the bare essentials without over working the painting really makes you think about the placement of every brush stroke.

Richard Schmid

30 cm x 17 cm oil on canvas

Painting along with American master Richard Schmid. It was a little different painting almost twice the size I normally attempt, but really informative watching how Schmid paints on his video:

 Richard Schmid Paints The Landscape: June.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Tuesday, 27 November 2012


20 cm x 14 cm oil on canvas

Bought a new bowl for props from the charity shop.


Monday, 26 November 2012

Red and Green

10 cm x 10 cm oil on canvas
I've been working with complementary colours with the class; I think this was a carry over with more to come.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Artist of the Year 2012

It was nice to have a picture win one of the prizes in the Artist and Illustrators, Artist of the Year 2012. I was in the company of, Mark Fennel, David Chalmers and the overall winner Linda Alexander.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Jam Packed

21cm x 14 cm oil on canvas.

I couldn't wait to finish this one, I was starving.