Monday, April 29, 2013

one more day

hoped today would be the finisher, but started too late.  Never mind.  Roll on next weekend

Sunday, April 28, 2013

day 2 (or three)

dodgy blurry phone photo as a bit late in the day when I finished but another happy day.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

a good day

started at 1pm
 at 2.15 (above)
 at 4.31
 at 4.43
 at 4.53
 at 5.18
at 5.33

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

newies for Anzac Day

Kuman Gorey (one of my teaching degree students):  pen sketches and the start (in umber wash) of an oil painting:  I was pretty torn between two expressions when thinking about the final painting: the one on the right of the sketchbook or the one I finally went for:  may well do the one on the right later . . .
Betty and the Fence 3

Sunday, April 21, 2013

one more day

and then she's done, and then back to Ian and on to two more new portraits too

Monday, April 15, 2013

a day's painting ... really?

Yes.  But worth it.  pleased with the surface texture now (which does't really show on screen) and slight re-orientation of Betty's jaw.  Re-discovered my 'finishing off' brush, which is lovely too:  an old large flat sable that's gone a bit crunchy now but is great for smoothing things together.  It's starting to really look like Betty now, which had been a worry earlier.

Monday, April 1, 2013