Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Kettlewell Traffic Jam WIP 2

so after 2 days work at the meet and another couple of hours today I have nearly finished the buildings. It has been fun altering the light direction from the reference photo and working out how this would effect each element of the architecture.

I also want to share a painting I did a couple of months ago but it had to be kept secret because we had a 'guess the painting' game at the Ontario meet. All the artists were asked to paint something related to our 'be in the mix for number 6' slogan and then last Friday evening we had to try to guess which painting was painted by which artist. I decided to paint a portrait of one of our meet artists Uschi appearing as if she was on my watercolour palette. I wanted to make her appear to be part of the paint mix so in places she was there but in other areas she just became the paint.

I will post again once the kettlewell painting is finished.


Monday, June 14, 2010

Kettlewell traffic Jam WIP plus exciting news!!!

I have been thinking about a colour palette for the birds eye view painting and in the meantime have made a start on the Kettlewell painting. My aim was to get the background done before the Ontario Meet so on the day's workshop I can focus on the buildings and foreground detail. There is just no way I would get it all done in one day.

so this is what I have painted so far.

I have also been busy making magnets using some of my pen and ink animal drawings for the local animal hospital.

The Animal hospital have also agreed to sell my cards, bookmarks, magnets and small prints which is very exciting. I have also designed some Pet portrait business cards for them.

I hope you will all being seeing some more animal portraits very soon.