Saturday, 27 February 2016

Live Model Watercolours

These poses range from 5 minutes to 45 minutes.  I think a shorter pose is better for me because then I don't have time to ruin my painting.  Knowing when to stop is one of the hardest things!

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Watercolours and the model

These poses ranged from 3 minutes (the first one) to about half an hour.  Feeling a bit rusty with watercolour, especially with the model!  Still, what a pleasant way to spend a winter afternoon!

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

An Interior

Living Room Corner 12"x10" original oil on stretched canvas

Since seeing a book by Connie Hayes called Borrowed Views (which I have kicked myself for not purchasing at the time, because now it is out of print), I have admired paintings of interiors.  Today, I decided to try my hand at one. 

Monday, 25 January 2016

Remembering Summer

Woods and Water 8"x10", oil on stretched canvas

The warmer weather today put me in mind of summer days...soon to be ours!  Well, not quite.  This little stream is probably quite frozen today.  But, our days are getting significantly longer and for that I am very grateful.  For now I can make due with these longer days, memories of time spent by a babbling brook and the happiness that comes with being in a warm place and painting!

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Drawing Day

These sketches were done at the live model atelier on Tuesday.  I was mostly drawing with a micro pen in black ink on white paper or with pencil.  The poses varied from 10 to 20 minutes for the most part. 

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Back to Barns

Winter Barn 8"x10" original oil on canvas

Here is a small painting of a barn to add to the several much larger barn paintings I did this Fall.  My Dad used to always say "Paint barns, Janet", so I have come to think of this little series as "Barns for My Father".