Saturday, 21 August 2010
Having been concentrating on faces for a while, I thought it was time to go back to still life, and was searching for something white to paint, when I came across this skull lying around . . . This really lets me explore warm-cool differences, and may become a little series - the next one while be overall much lighter - can't wait to begin!
Wednesday, 4 August 2010
This is the first painting that I have made the support entirely myself (well, I did buy the stretcher bars . . .) - made the frame, stretched the canvas, gesso (x3)!
Don't think I'll ever go back - was kinda fun, doing all that work (in a kind of mindless way) and the painting just seemed to flow onto the canvas so much easier - there are still niggles that I need to fix, but I could see where I was going right from the start.
(the model is www.dominicjohnson.co.uk/Dominic_Johnson/Introduction.html , who certainly seems to be an curious chap, with plenty to think about).