Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Artist at work

I've finally finished.

The last part of the painting was the painting within the painting. For this I wanted to convey that feeling of a creation in progress. The painting is of Niagara falls in the winter... the subject is not really important to all of us but hopefully is to Denis himself. We paint best what is dear to our hearts or that we have a connection to in some way and I know how much Denis loves the sheer beauty of the ice formations on the falls in the winter so it seemed just right that he would want to capture this on paper. For the rest of us artists the importance lies more in the fact that Denis, like us, is in engrossed in the creation itself, revelling in the rollercoaster of emotions as he paints. Hopefully our eye is drawn from Denis's face to his hand and down through the paintbrush to the painting but the painting itself is not the primary focus so i didnt want to paint in too much detail or use colours that were wildly different to the rest of the painting. This is why I had chosen to use the same colours for his clothes as the painting.

Thanks for following along with me. Its been nice to have company while I painted.


Sunday, December 27, 2009

Artist at work WIP 4

I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. I have managed to fit in odd times to paint and have now finished Denis's hair and begun the initial washes on the table. Just the wood grain to add and then the Denis in my painting can begin to paint his picture.


Sunday, December 20, 2009

progress report

I have now finished the clothes so thought I would post an update for you to see. I am now going to work on the detail on Denis's face and glasses. I hope I was be able to post another update soon.


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Slow Progress

Hi everyone,

Sorry its been so long. I haven't done much more to the painting this last month as you can see but I am going to try to get back to it over the next few days. This was going to be my christmas card this year. I guess now it will have to be a New Years card instead. I hope it will be worth the wait. To you especially Denis, thank you for your patience in waiting for this painting to be finished. Hopefully painting it will help me feel stronger and more able to deal with everything.

Thank you for all your kind caring e mails cards and messages over the last month. They have all helped so much.