Friday, September 19, 2008

In the Woods

I just did this.The reference is a slide of mine taken many years ago in Woodstock US.Its 1/4 sheet size but I don't remember the paper brand,Bockingford maybe?

W&N and Schmincke colors:UMB,Cerulean Blue,Quin Gold,Permanent Rose,Lemon yellow,Burnt Sienna and Cadium Red.

Fishing in Piece Series

I spent the last couple of days doing these small pieces just to keep my brushes wet.All done on 1/4 size paper.
My reference was a slide of mine taken many years ago in Olympos ,Antalya.With lots of artistic license the scene turned out to be a completely different place with different vegetation and climate.

Fishing in Piece series continued

This was the last one.I don't know why I continued to paint the same scene again.In the end I'm afraid the first one is still the best?

Monday, September 15, 2008

A thank you !

I have realized that I haven't individually thanked some of those who have posted comments here.So a thank you is in order now to each and everyone of you for the comments with nice words .

Thank you everyone.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Resting in Peace II

This I painted yesterday.As I couldn't locate my original slide I relied upon my below painting for details so it had to be very loose!

It is 35x50cm Hahnemuehle Britannia with W&N and White Nights.

Resting in Peace

...after retirement in their final days in the sea.A sad scene showing two veteran cruisers leaning on each other looking weary and worn out.This painting is dated 1987.It is based on a photo I took circa 1974.Back then I used to paint small watercolours 2-3 a year.Very few survived.It seems it has traces of my present loose style.

It is 20x25cm