Monthly Archives: December 2013

Seasons Greetings

I’d just like to wish you all a merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!

I’d also like to wish you happy holidays to those who don’t celebrate Christmas.

I hope you all enjoy lots of love, joy and happiness and of course lots of creativity….and booze!!….(if you drink!)

I hope 2014 a good year for us all.

Happy painting!!

Derwent Art Academy Lesson 4

Today I completed lesson 4 of the Derwent Art Academy course, it covered colour, tone and blending colour pencils.

I haven’t really done much colour pencil work before and I really enjoyed using them.  There were 2 subjects to choose from.  The first was a Cockerel and the second was a Blue Tit.

I opted to do the Blue Tit and I will be attempting the Cockerel in the near future.

Size A5 (6″ x 8″) 20/12/13
Blue Tit
A5 (8″ x 6″)

No Brushes!!!!

My art teacher came up with a great idea to do a painting without using brushes.

A4 (12″ x 8″)

I used a feather, palette knives, my fingers, cotton wool, natural and synthetic sponges.  I’m fairly happy considering it’s my first attempt at this type of painting.  I am eager to have another go as I really enjoyed the challenge.

Project Weeks 3 & 4 – Buttons

After doing 2 tonal drawings I decided it was time to do a large version in colour.

I opted for Acrylics as I have finally got used to using them and now actually like them.  My art teacher agreed with me that a restricted palette was the way to go.  I chose Alizarin Crimson, Quinacridone Magenta, Orange, Black and White.  I decided I wanted to do an abstract piece.

 The painting is posted under the Acrylics Painting tab.