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

1 comment:

  1. Hi Vanessa, oh I love getting new paints too, and new sketchbooks and new brushes...infact I come back from the suppliers with things I probably don't really need. Your first photo looks such a lovely place to paint and I would say that your
    'unfinished' looks finished to me. Great job.


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