Just received more positive feedback from my picture in the mDAC show in California and some images of the preview show. My picture is the four people eating ice creams.
After a bust week I decided to return to my Australia studies a nd another reflections painting from my visit to Melbourne Botanic Gardens. Started in the usual way building up lights and then mid tones. Liked the contrast in colours. Eventually after finishing the trees at the top worked on the reflections with the painting upside down at first. Then turned it the right way up to add the details.
Another busy day in the studio. After a great walk a few days ago I decided to paint one of the images from that day. Similar style and technique to my usual work. applying the lights first then some darks to give a framework for the picture. Next the mid tones and then the details.
A busy afternoon in #Bury. Went looking at frames and keen to see the Modern History 3 exhibition at the art gallery. A show featuring Northwest artists. Not all my cup of T though, as I like more traditional art at times. Great Gallery.
After a lovely walk a few days ago around Jumbles Reservoir near Bolton I decided to do a painting from the studies I did. As usual I started with the lights before adding some darks to give me a framework for the painting. After that I started the mid tones and then covered all the canvas before adding the final details. Just hoping that it looked like a road and not water. I liked the light coming through the trees and the shadows created.
I was pleased to win a prize in the Salford Celebrating our Diverse Community Competition. Here I am being presented with my prize by the Mayor Ian Stewart for my digital drawing "One blue shoe" An excellent afternoon and a chance to meet some other artists and local community.
A change of painting days this week. Decided to go for a walk around Jumbles reservoir yesterday. The sun was out and it was good to get some inspiration for future paintings. This is painted in my usual technique. A rough outline is drawn and then some lighter colours added. A few darks are then put on so the painting can start to take shape. I wanted to bring out the cool blues as a contrast to the warm yellows and oranges. Finally branches and detail were added until I was happy with it.