Tuesday, October 31, 2006

from start to.........


Started at 9am....

About an hour ago

This is one of eight for an exhibition at Sarah Wiseman gallery. They need one image by the morning for their Christmas exhibition invite. I have a bit more to do on it but while I was waiting for it to completely dry I thought I would use the opportunity to write this. I get this far with the paint then sketch over the top and add details like roof tiles etc which you can't often see in the photos.

Thats it I'm off to try and finish it before the end of the day!

Happy halloween to all!

p.s I really hope we don't have any trick or treaters because all i have to offer is a ryvita or a weight watchers yoghurt, don't think they would be too impressed!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Its so nice seeing other peoples way of working!! Do you use oils or acrylics? What do you sketch on top with? Lovely..enjoy the other 7!!

Lesley said...

What a great painting! It's so interesting to see how a piece starts out.

I'm so pleased I've found your blog and your website is really fab too. I love the little boats bobbing up and down. I've just spent ages looking through your gallery. What a great way to spend break time! Now I must get back to work.

Janet said...

This was one aim from the blog to show working processes. It really helps me too as I want things to show at the end of each day. I use acrylics and then use watercolour pencils to sketch over or normal graphite. I spent a long time finding the right pencils as acrylic has that elastic finish rather than chalky not allowing some materials to work with.

Lesley said...

I was wondering how you made those fine lines in your work. Now I know! Great to hear that you hope to post something every day.

Anonymous said...

oh wow...thanks! I also use acrylics and have started using watercoloured pencils (LOVE)over them too! I love the more handmade look it gives...

Anonymous said...

lovely painting!