Monday, 31 October 2011

I finally finished a painting!!!!!

It's been far too long since I've done a painting, but I finally have done it!! so here's how I did it!!!
Step one, this is the photo I used.                                 Then I made a sketch of it.

Then I scanned it into the computer and make a mock-up of the final piece. As the plan for this painting was to be vivid colours under a blck stencil, to give the impression of the image.
Next I made the stencil and marked out on the canvas where abouts it would be.
Then the painting began...

But when I added the black I realized I'd done the colours too realistic for it to really work. So I changed my mind and decided to paint it normally (practically starting again!)

And the final thing!

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Time to paint?

As you may know, most of my srtistic free time is taken up with my daily blog
So it comes as no surprise actually I've no excuse. It's been about 3 years since I last did a painting and I thought it about time I tried it again. If I can do this painting within a couple of weeks I'll enter the open air art exhibition this year.
So my idea is Thanos! here's my start;

first a little sketch gets re-drawn onto the canvas, then I add some base colour.
this gives me something to work on...hopefully.
So if you see me, bug me about finishing a painting!!!!