Sunday, 2 October 2011

Sunday afternoon pen sketch

Sometimes it is nice to just sit and doodle in a sketchbook.  When I was young my sketchbook was always full of little drawings and sketches. I really don't do that enough anymore.  I think a sketchbook is important, it's where we get to dream and play around on paper.  That is how many great paintings come into being.

Well it's good night from me.  I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead.

Black Gel Pen - A4 Sketchbook

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Hunting for colour

Today I also went in search of some paint.  For my portrait project I need a nice bright turquoise blue.  My usual supplier did not have what I was looking for so I had to drive a bit further to find what this particular colour.  Crafty Arts at Walmer Park Shopping Centre had just what I was looking for.

The Cerulean Blue in the Iris Acrylic range by Prime Art is perfect for my project.  I also took a tube of Rose Madder.  I just love getting new colours.  Here are the colours that I now have from the Iris range.

Iris Acrylics are very rich in colour


Apart from doing a bit of work on the portrait I was trying to finish a painting that I started while visiting my daughter in St Francis Bay in April.  I stood on her front veranda and painted it, then planned to finish it when I got home.  Here you can see it in the early stages.

I like this painting because it is done in a style very different from my usual work.  I don't want to overwork it, but there are still a few spots I need to work on.

Bougainvillea - Unfinished


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