Monday, July 28, 2008
I have done a few Nguni's over the last few months and never get tired of painting them. The colours one can use changes with every one. Some are darker and others like this one light and airy. Love painting the calves as well, I don't think cows should be alone in the field, it is just to sad and lonely.
Friday, July 25, 2008
This is another damask shoe painting. I love the damask pattern on the wall, it gives a great design element to the painting. I am busy with another one in a series of 3. Enjoy the weekend.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Today we did another painting with a coloured background. Today black. It is very satisfying painting on a black canvas as it picks up shadows and colour beautifully. It is quite tricky though to keep track of what to leave black. A great exercize for thinking about colour, shape and shade. As always everyone worked from the same picture but every painting is totally different. Enjoy.
First the darkest flesh colours are applied, working towards the lightest. Colours used are crimson, yello ocre, sap green, cad red and white. It is important to not touch the darkest shadows and leave them black.
The jacket is painted using raw umber, white and c blue. Care is taken once again to not paint away the shaded areas as this creates great atmosphere and depth. Now colours can be blended to create a more uniform look and the background is added.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Here are some photos of our recent holiday in Cape Town. Even though it is the rainy season it is still one of the most beautifull cities in the world.
The view from Bloubergstrand is always one of those postcard pictures. Every day when you wake up the mountain looks different.
Signal Hill at sunset looking down over seapoint.