Monday, November 10, 2008

Figurative Paintings

After all the paintings I have been doing these past few months I feel that I have finally found a style that suits my way of painting. I start all my paintings on a dark background and work towards the light. I also prime my canvas with a type of filler that gives a wonderfull texture to support the dry brush technique that I use.

Blue Denim 1
Original oil on board 38x75cm
Blue Denim 2
Original oil on board 38x75cm

6 comments:

Olha Pryymak said...

hey! how lovely - your art gives me warm fuzzy feeling, especially the way you paint kids. Funny enough, my art teacher instructed me to "do shoes" and here I see you've already produced series of them. So, great work, keep it up!

Deirdre Botha said...

Hi Olha, glad you like my paintings. I had a look at your website and realy like your work, especially your use of colour. As you can see I also love bright colours :)

Olha Pryymak said...

Yep, nice and bright ! Looking forward to more of those now that I've got you on my rss

Deirdre Botha said...

Will keep an eye on you as well ;) Happy painting!

Crafty Sugar said...

As always beautiful!

Deirdre Botha said...

Hi Crafty. Thanks, it is always nice to hear from you. Still enjoying Cape Town? (I am realy envious! :)