Due to having a long Sunday Morning Lie-in, I haven't quite finished this one today as hoped, but as you can see, the end is in sight.
Don't know if anyone else feels the same, but I really like watching pictures taking shape, it sort of unravels the mystery! Here's a painting of a 'virtual Oxford' that I've been asked to paint for my neighbour, an Oxford graduate...you can watch it growing building by building over the next few days!
I still have to finish my self portrait but rather naughtily started some new paintings this week (this is very naughty because it is REALLY HARD to go go back to a nearly-finished painting, and for this reason I have a strict rule never to start a new picture until I've finished the last one....and so ummm! I've just broken the rule) My new pics are only diddy ones, on canvasses not much bigger than your hand so they were quick to do. I like quick.
Well, think it's nearly done...my painting hand is still a bit odd and I can't decide whether to add some extra things to the desk (water pot, paint tubes?) incase it clutters everything up too much. Then there is the whole subject of light....any fellow artists out there, is it alright to completely ignore the source of light??? I have no shadows! But then it started out as more of a symbolic picture of me and my fave things, so I was more concerned about the book titles than the light direction. Now that I am aware of the light thing and the fact there isn't much contrast (my face is a bit lost among the books) I dont know how to rectify it without starting again... Hmmmmmm, I suppose it's all part of the learning process...!
Nearly there now, just got to make my painting fingers look less like a bunch of bananas and add some tubes of paint and other nick-nacks to the desk....another day and I'll be done, I hope!!
After being driven batty by fiddly lettering, I thought I'd start painting my shirt to give myself some light relief...oooh it was soooo much easier. I also painted my hand in, but it came out looking withered, red and knobbly. I do have funny bony bendy fingers but the hand was so ugly I had to paint over it and start again! How vain! Talking of vanity, should I paint on some mascara or not??
I paint bright quirky personalised paintings for gifts and special occasions. I can make paintings to celebrate weddings, birthdays, anniversaries or just for a special present!