I can be ever the procrastinator when it comes to a lot of things, not least of all executing art projects. I often have a head full of ideas, and as such, some of them can stay on the back-burner of my mind for years, sometimes, before they see the light of day. With this […]
Please excuse my bad cropping. I take these shots with my phone and lining them up by hand is a bugger. I’ve been studying our dear old Mr. Turner’s work again. Trying to learn how he handled light and paint, particular in watercolour, as that is my medium of choice right now. I’m still on […]
The Art of Escapism – Turner would be proud.
I’m getting the hang of this photo creator software, and have tweaked my own editing templates to achieve a more refined, photographic, though painterly effect on these atmospheric vistas. My latest efforts, examples of which I’m presenting here would indeed be worthy of Turner’s sensibilities, I’d like to think at least. It might be as […]
Winging it. And some more art.
Happy Monday…to all. It is Monday, right? I don’t know. Every day merges into one. Besides, the day of the week has been irrelevant since I stepped into retirement some years back. Some things just stop being important, and it’s amazing just how quickly you let those things go. Including alarm clocks. Especially alarm clocks… […]
Grumpy Pigeon – Water Media Painting
The pigeon is done. I’m not sure how I feel about it yet as I’ve already spent too many days looking at it. I get like this with all my paintings. Usually an extended break seems to reset my attitude. Painting requires huge amounts of focus. After a while I go a bit paint-blind and […]
Setting the Mood With Light.
I’ve been playing with a new editing tool that allows me to generate these rather magnificent landscapes, sort of. There’s quite a lot of work involved in getting these images to look as they appear here, but, they are otherwise completely computer generated. There’s quite a lot of artistic freedom involved in the composition, and […]
There is always a time for art.
Who is this, Art? I don’t know, but he stops by everyday and bugs me until I do something creative. So much for social distancing, however! It turns out it requires quite a bit of physical energy to do analogue art, and although I’ve started a new watercolour painting, the subject: A disgruntled Floridian pigeon, […]
Daisies for Grace – Oil Painting
Just finished this evening and still too wet to sign (the signature is digital at the mo). The fifth painting in my Sunflowers and Daisies series. It’s always an odd feeling I have when I take a picture of a new painting in it’s very early stages. Not knowing exactly how it’s going to turn […]
Watercolour – Burano In Detail
I’ve stopped worked on my highly detailed Venice painting with the fruit cart for now because I needed a break from it. Instead I’ve been focussing on doing more impressionistic work, if only to remind myself that there are other ways to paint than just with a tiny brush and rationed breath. It’s been a […]
Art – Photorealism and Painting Portraits
It has been a little while since I last posted anything here, although I have been keeping myself fairly busy with various painting projects. I believe I left you with my lighthouse painting in my last post. Since then I have completed the third watercolour painting of my daughter Grace, in a series that will […]