Sunday, November 22, 2009

In the Middle

This is the bit of the process I really don't like too much:  working on the form and colour (which needed work) but losing the impact that the earlier version has.  It's always a bit of an act of hope/trust (or something) that I'll be able to work through this and 'find' the picture out the other side.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Still Spoilt

Managed to put some more paint on linen on Sunday (including starting one too).  These three are going to be fun playing with light and shadow, and a kind of tangential story-telling. Mmmm.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Spoilt for Choice

Didn't know where to start with developing the Adolescence series, so just went with the one that was already on the easel. Spent some time moving Silke (on the left above) over to the right and moving Peta's eyes (!). Having fun.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Lots of Beginnings

What an accommodating bunch my now ex-Yr 12s are: it doesn't take much in the way of inductive reasoning to conclude I'm a tad enthusiastic (and spoilt for choice) about this new series of portraits.

As a result, everything (apart from the first and the last) is in first lick of paint stage.

Trying to tread the line between a portrait (character) and a scene (situation or relationship) and having some fun with it all.

Oh, and I also started a new Pyndan camel eye . . . think it's TC but I'll have to check next time I visit.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Betty's done

Phew! As always when I've only got a 'bit' left to do, I spent most of today on her, but she's all signed and waiting for her appearance at Studio 12 next saturday (bi-monthly changeover, and I'm hanging camels this time). Glad I've made the deadline as I've already started blocking out some pics of teenagers (thanks, soon to be ex-Yr 12 students!).