Thursday, 22 January 2009

Matthew Again :)

This is a second go of this portrait ... I think the key to painting is practice and more practise, with lots of drawing inbetween.
Acrylics on oil paper prepaired with gesso...

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Studying Colour and Light

Chris Saper is an accomplished artist who paints using wonderful colour and light. I have been following her studies

from one of her books and found it very valuable for information. This portrait is one I finished using her techniques.

Pastel portrait on Canson paper.

Friday, 2 January 2009

Studying Vermeer


And more for today :) I cannot do any more

till the paint dries , so I will leave this for a few days.

This is todays update

Vermeer was a Dutch artist in the 16oo's, he painted portraits
and interior scenes.
I have always loved " Girl With Pearl Earring" so yesterday
in the heat of summer, 34c inside :P , I decided to study

this painting by Vermeer and do my own version.

I started with an acrylic underpainting , then

proceeded with oils.
Still on the easel, with more work to be done, but I really

am enjoying this very much.

We can learn so much from the Old Masters and their

methods of painting.