Friday, 14 December 2012

Week 11. The start of new painting!

This week i started a new painting.  I am really into dramatic skies at the moment!  The dark hues against the bright vivid colours are really exciting!  I scumbled in the sky with a glaze and then put the horizon and trees in with a brush.  Interestingly i painted the trees in roughly as i will then be painting in the negative space around them later.  This will allow me to achieve more refined, finer branches rather than trying to paint them in with a tiny brush!  So i will have to think backwards for that one, i can't wait!  Unfortunately  i will have to wait though as it was the final week of my creative oil painting course this week but i have enjoyed it that much, i have signed up for next term!

The scene is starting to take shape

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Llandudno Painting for sale

My Llandudno oil painting is for sale and available to buy through my website

For sizes and price please go to my "flowers, landscapes & seascapes" page of my web site and "contact me and commissions" page for contact and delivery details.
View of the painting on the wall and close up detail of the artwork.  Please note that all my canvases are delivered ready to hang.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Week 10. The Northern Lights are finished!

It's week 10 of my oil painting course and my second painting "Northern Lights" is finished!  I just had to brighten the moon once more, add a bit more light to the lights themselves and the fun part - spattering in the stars!!  It was brilliant fun getting my toothbrush out and spattering white paint onto my painting, the sky just came alive! I am so pleased with my painting, it is going to take pride and place by the Christmas tree over the festive period.

The finished piece!  As you can see this pic is hot off the press as it is still wet in parts!

The spattering technique is really effective for creating stars!

Tigerprint Christmas Carousel

My Christmas tree forest design is on the Tigerprint home page and i was the first one on there!  Check my design out as it goes round the carousel!
Tigerprint home page
The words "We Are Tigerprint" had to be used in the design.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Coming together at Christmas competition

Here are my entries for the Tigerprint Christmas Competition.  The brief is to think about the things that give you that Christmas moment.  So here's mine!

Santa, wrapping presents, hanging stockings, playing in the snow and kissing under the mistletoe.  That sums up Christmas for me!