|"The white tree", acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20".|
Monday, 30 December 2013
2013 has been a very good year for christineheyworth.co.uk Seeing a re-vamp of the website and meeting lots of lovely and interesting people along the way and oh yes i think i have produced my best work to date! So to go out on a high, here is "The white tree" painted in acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20". Wishing you all the best in the new year! See you in 2014! x
Sunday, 29 December 2013
I was going to start a new oil painting today but unfortunately i got artists block so i decided to progress with the acrylic painting i started a couple of months ago! Hopefully one more session and it will be finished in time to start a fresh in the new year!
Friday, 29 November 2013
Sunday, 24 November 2013
Sunday, 17 November 2013
Sunday, 10 November 2013
Here's my finished oil painting! "Underneath The Lamp Post Light", to add to my silhouette pieces! I'm really happy with the effects i have achieved on this one!
|"Underneath The Lamp Post Light" Acrylic on Canvas. 20" width x 16" length, 0.07" depth|
Sunday, 3 November 2013
Sunday, 27 October 2013
Saturday, 26 October 2013
Sunday, 20 October 2013
Saturday, 19 October 2013
Sunday, 6 October 2013
Thursday, 26 September 2013
Sunday, 15 September 2013
Saturday, 14 September 2013
Saturday, 7 September 2013
Monday, 2 September 2013
I've been away for a lovely week in North Wales and returned with many fantastic photos i just can't wait to paint! First though i have to finish this one! I've done a bit more work on it today and it's almost there, just a few more finishing touches needed!
Tuesday, 20 August 2013
Sunday, 18 August 2013
Saturday, 17 August 2013
I am really enjoying my oil painting and was so glad to get back to my canvas this afternoon! I'm so pleased with the way this one is developing! I am using this time away from my oil class to put into practice all the techniques i have learnt so far, ready for the new term and new challenges ahead.
Saturday, 10 August 2013
The curse of using oils hit me today! Because i was creating some lovely impasto work with my palette knives last week, the paint is still wet today! I didn't want to risk messing it up as i am really happy with the way it is progressing so i decided to get my acrylics out and start a new painting! Now i have 2 on the go at once! A new first for me! As i started painting it hit me that i haven't used acrylics in a year, (plus that it was no good starting without water for my brushes!)! This one is a more abstract piece to complement one of my earlier pieces "peacock train". It was difficult to get going but here is the start.
Friday, 9 August 2013
Monday, 5 August 2013
Sunday, 4 August 2013
This is the first stage of my new oil painting! I have decided to use a mix of paintbrushes and palette knifes as there are so many different textures to this one! I am really liking the profile i am getting with the knives as i love the texture of thick paint on canvas, it really adds dimension and extra interest.
Sunday, 28 July 2013
Sunday, 21 July 2013
Sunday, 14 July 2013
I decided that the only way to get those fine firework lines in was to ditch the paintbrushes and get the palette knife out, and it is working beautifully! I've got some nice textures in there now and a lovely mix of colour. The only thing which is missing now is the bright light which i'll put in when the paint is dry!
Sunday, 7 July 2013
Saturday, 29 June 2013
The foreground and essence of my painting is very slowly developing! I have got the basis of the fireworks in now. When the paint is dry i will then add more detail. The sky needs to break through more, at the moment they are too solid. But it's no good trying with all that wet white paint on the canvas!
Saturday, 22 June 2013
Saturday, 15 June 2013
After not painting for a few weeks now because of the summer term break, i decided that in order to keep sane i needed to get the paints out again! So i sorted out my studio, got set up and started on a new adventure!
|I had lots of scumbling fun today, preparing my background!|
Friday, 14 June 2013
Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Tigerprint have posted a lovely article today about my work and i couldn't be more pleased and proud!
Friday, 7 June 2013
What a good start to the day it was to find out that my lighthouse photograph was chosen as a runner up in the Tigerprint photographic blank card competition! I got some lovely comments too! I've even learned that "bokeh" is the technique i have used for achieving the out of focus (glimmers of light) areas!
Wednesday, 5 June 2013
This month i have entered the tigerprint competition to submit a photograph than can be used on a blank card. Therefore the image has to work for any occasion. As this is such a wide brief i decided to trawl though my many photographs and found the most appealing and then added my own special added touches by using some filters and playing around with effects. And here they are...............
Monday, 3 June 2013
I submitted a few of my designs to Quincy Lampshades, a fabulous company who produce some lovely patterned shades. I am so pleased to say that one of my designs has made it into the voting pole! Anyone wanting to have a closer look or to vote for my design, here is the link http://www.quincylampshades.co.uk/you-decide-new-quincy-kepler-lampshades/
Please note that i am listed as my married name "Proudman"
Please note that i am listed as my married name "Proudman"
Saturday, 25 May 2013
My art course sadly has now finished for the summer. I will miss it greatly but will try to keep motivated and carry on painting at home! I finished my latest painting at home today, and named it "Summer Solstice". My next subject matter hasn't come forward to inspire me yet so until that magical moment please enjoy this one.
|"Summer Solstice" Oil on Canvas. 20" width x 16" length, 0.07" depth|
Friday, 10 May 2013
Friday, 3 May 2013
Friday, 26 April 2013
Friday, 19 April 2013
The good news this week is that my oil painting course is continuing! We had a new member joining us and i was also delighted that an old friend returned. So i continued with my poppy field painting. I have brightened the flowers so that they look like they're catching the sunlight more and also added detail in to the foliage in the foreground. All i need to do is add touches of highlights when the paint is dry next week and then i will be on to my next piece!
Sunday, 14 April 2013
Saturday, 13 April 2013
The next term of my oil painting course started this week and we were all dismayed to hear that the people that be want to close us down due to low numbers (must be because people are away on holidays at this time of year). Thankfully though we have an amazing tutor who stood up for her students and said no matter what we are painting and we will find a couple more students to join for next week! So the search is on, then hopefully we can keep our little painting group going! I had a lovely couple of hours working on my artwork. The poppies are really growing up the painting now!
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Here are my entries for the Male Pattern Tigerprint competition. I've tried to enter a few varied styles and techniques whilst keeping quite a neutral colour palette. "Stripes"and "Aztec" are painted designs and the others have been completely drawn on the computer.
Friday, 22 March 2013
Well it may not seem like it what with the weather being bad and all but believe it or not spring is actually here! Well it is in my painting anyway. It's such a lovely image to paint during these terrible bouts of bad weather! Take a look at this latest stage and cheer yourselves up with a bit of sunshine!
Saturday, 16 March 2013
Time for a first glance at my new painting which i started in this weeks oil class. You kind of get the idea of the sort of painting it is going to be but it doesn't give much away yet. I will keep this one a mystery until next week.
Friday, 8 March 2013
My painting is finished! My tutor and i had a few minutes reflecting about how we perceive this image and found that there are many different takes on it. Who are the figures? Where are they going? What direction are they walking in? What are the bright lights? etc.... At the end of our discussion we settled on a very apt title, it is simply named "Reflections".
|What's your take on this scene?|
Sunday, 3 March 2013
I'm a little bit further on with my painting, but it has been difficult as the paint is still wet from Thursday! I have managed to prepare it enough for this week class though. I have scumbled over the background on the right hand side so that it now looks hazy, and also used the same technique for the figures as you could see the brush marks before. Now it all looks nice and smooth.
|My Haven - The Studio!|