Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Everyday in May # 20 big chillies

I bought these yesterday, strange shaped, very long (about 22cm) chillies.

Watercolour on 140lb Canson Watercolour paper 31cm x 24cm

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Everyday in May # 19 work in progress

A little bit of a cheating in progress.....oil on canvas. This is my second session on it.
It's based on the drawing I did here (on my first EDiM)   but the fun thing about oils is that the painting can start having a life of its own. (where did that urge to paint a wooden background come from, I wonder?)

There's a story behind the original painting. I finished it and went on my balcony, only to see my oldest cat being attacked by a dog (I think he thought she was a toy). She didn't survive but her health had been poor and maybe just couldn't get away in time. The dog owner was very upset as he had just run off. It was just her time.
You've seen a very quick sketch of her but here's an update of the acrylic painting that I'd forgotten about until today.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Everyday in May # 14 Butterfly

I found this on the way to the beach this morning, again on cigar box wood.

Acrylic and watercolour painted on cigar box wood

Monday, 14 May 2012

Everyday in May # 14 feather

A very fluffy feather. I ran out of watercolour paper so painted this on the inside thin separating wood used in cigar boxes, so no I didn't paint the wood. I'd forgotten how absorbent it is, but this was fun.

Acrylic and watercolour on cigar wood  10.8cm x 19cm

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Everyday in May # 12 seeds

A busy teaching day today, seed pods I've collected from the beach. (The big ones are about 2 1/2"-3" or 6-7cm long)
I'll paint them tomorrow but the pizza is on its way!


Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Everyday in May # 9 Chrysanthemums

 in progress or most likely to be abandoned....ran out of time.....there's always one day in May when this happens...sketched in my lesson and hastily painted when I got home. Too tired to tackle the subtleties of Chrysanthemums.....

Monday, 7 May 2012

Everyday in May # 7 Lychees

Haven't drawn these before, they have just come into season, delicious and way more fun to draw rambutans.

Thanks for your comments everyone! I'll reply when I get the chance!!

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Everyday in May # 5 Choi Sum

Choi sum ( 菜心) means vegetable heart in Cantonese.

I started this in the morning before I went to work, almost done and left feeling happy about it. So now , I know better than to start a painting, go to work, and leave my choi sum (菜心) out in temperatures of around 30 degrees...come home at 7pm and try to finish it............not only does the light change but it wilts, moves and nine hours later you've lost the veggie vibe. I suppose it's a good lesson and a step towards a looser way of painting. It's also made me realise how little good working light we have in our place, but made me appreciate the natural daylight we have.
Thanks for your comments  so far everyone, have a lovely weekend.

(Thank-you Shirley , I've never thought about a video.....will get back to you )

Friday, 4 May 2012

Everyday in May # 4 Cup Cakes

Louise's Cup Cakes.......strawberry, vanilla and lemon.
Exceedingly good, thanks for the donation Louise.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Everyday in May # 1 on the chopping board

Couldn't decide what to draw today, so here's a view of what was on the chopping board ......Camembert, portabello mushrooms, garlic, under the grill.......and washed down with a cold glass of Chardonnay.
I've had problems scanning this, I think because the red has been done with Chinese watercolours and the rest with European...could it be the different densities of the paints?