Tagged: value

The Undoing

This is another of the quick painting studies I have been working on this year. The short time attributed to each allow the opportunity to experiment and throw caution to the wind in the...

Feather Crown

This year I’m determine to be more consistent with regular painting practice, with the focus on developing the mindset of enjoying the process rather than being too fixated on the final result. Instead of...

Setting the Tone

Regular Life Drawing offers a fantastic opportunity to experiment with different materials, styles and methods of describing the subject. I’ll generally use charcoal on either bank paper or newsprint but recently I’ve tried doing...

Where to start with Oil Paint?

I’d avoided it long enough – it was time to bite the bullet. The studio’s built, all the the excuses and fears have been put aside and it’s time to tackle painting in oil…...

AJ

As a husband, father and grandfather, renowned local community member and close family friend to my wife and myself, AJ had a profound impact on many people’s lives. This portrait was created as a...

Repose

repose noun a state of rest, sleep, or tranquility verb be situated or kept in a particular place This is my second attempt at gouache painting with a focus on improving my value recognition,...

The Value of Studies

To me, value (or the level of light and dark) draws me in and has a greater descriptive impact in an image than what colour seems to alone. I’m not sure where this originated...

Undisturbed

Gouache is an interesting medium that I’ve never had much to do with in the past. The Watts Atelier curriculum sees a phase of gouache painting before any progression on to oils. It is...

Stu and Evie

This is another painting I had promised to get done by Christmas and with the sudden constriction of time that always happens around the end of the year, (always a shock despite it being...

Jo and Softee

With last year tearing towards its timely end, the usual panic around buying Christmas presents, work clients expecting miracles to be performed and the extended family getting all its ducks in a row for...