Saturday, 31 August 2013

Beefcake continued

there are so many colours in white shadows, also please ignore the ant that crawled across the third shot :)

Beefcake Progress Photos

Turns out this guy has been a bit of a head scratcher for me, but here is his progress so far. His shadow areas are quite tricky as I am working from a black and white print of the photo I took (stupid me thought this would make things easier!) He is such a startling white in real life but realistically, in nature white is never truly white! and the background, well who knows where that will end up...anyway, meet 'Beefcake'

Thursday, 29 August 2013


I thought I might post a few of my sketches that I use as plans and warmups. They are fairly average, not particularly good drawings, but I have vowed to practice sketching everyday (that will never happen :)). Yesterday I tried using a grid for the first time as I was really struggling with proportions on this giant bull that I photographed, is this cheating? Whether it is or not, it certainly improved the outcome! I will be starting this big feller today so I will post some progress shots...:) By the way, does anyone else have problems moving pictures around on their blog pages? I gave up on my gallery page because nothing ended up where I wanted it to be or the size I wanted!

Monday, 26 August 2013

Another firebreak

Yes its another firebreak painting, I have some new things on the easel but this is the only one I have photographed yet. I am definitely camerally challenged :)

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Helen Edwards

During my wandering on the internet I often look up images of artwork hoping to stumble onto another wonderful artist, and I am often successful. I follow all kinds of artists, mixed media, pastel, oil painters, you name it. Anyhoo last night I found this lady, a fellow Aussie called Helen Edwards. She works in pastel and oil and there doesn't seem to be anything she can't paint, wonderful work and well worth a look :)