Sunday, December 25, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Finally got some sense of what kind of a loose 'area around' I want, both in terms of colour and texture (been scribbling with the oil pastels into a thin mix of Liquin (an oil medium, my all time most cherished) and paint. Not finished yet, but enjoying having found what I was so fruitlessly looking for the last few months. Hope is indeed that thing with feathers . . . (thanks ED)
Added some oil pastels to this, then attacked it with a palette knife, then turps. Laying on and scraping off, destruction and creation (with luck): how very meta-textual . . .and with no idea if it'll come off or not. But the playing's good. And look no matches.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Thanks, Barb, for the above moniker . . . putting some initial blocks of colour onto Betty using what was left on the palette before leaving Mbantua . . . quite enjoyed the less realistic effect, but don't know if I'll be able to follow it through with the finished pic.
Did some painting at Mbantua Gallery today (pictures on the wall at the back): pretty quiet apart from one bus load of tourists, so managed to get the first of the fire paintings pretty much finished there, apart from some little bits back in the studio.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Delighted that John Flynn's portrait picked up what John called the 'punters' pick' award when the Senior Territorian Portrait Award closed at the end of last week. Love the fact that people were connecting with it in some way, as that, beyond simply a likeness is what I'm trying for (with the people and the camels!)