Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Progress Report

I thought I would update you on my progress with the painting. I have now been working on it for 3 days and have lost count on the number of hours. I 'm having a lot of fun with the different textures though, the flimsy material of the drapes which let the light of some christmas lights shine through, the nylon versus plush velvet of the waistcoat and now the very fine fly away hair of the baby.

It's good to hear you are all following my progress


Monday, September 29, 2008

Christmas Painting in Progress!

I haven't shown you what's on the easel in ages. I am taking a break from my eye series of paintings and have just begun a small mini series of paintings to use as designs on Christmas cards. Follow me over the next week or so as I paint the first of these. I haven't thought of a name for the painting yet so please let me know if you have any ideas.

The painting is based on a photo of my son at about 17 months. He enjoyed his many presents but what he liked best and what kept him occupied for hours was a bag full of all the colourful bows and ribbons. I am sure that any of you who have ever had or known young children will be able to identify with this.

So here is the outline

Over the next week or so I will add regular updates so that you can follow my progress.

I look forward to painting with you all as my audience.