Tuesday, 16 October 2018

My Sisters Garden - Heliconia

It seems to me that this would benefit from a mat and frame. I had to lighten the image quite a bit and perhaps now it looks a bit too bright and washed out. I rather like the original and I enjoyed playing with the background.

Monday, 15 October 2018

Evening Glow

Another cloud study that I added a familiar landscape to. I rather like the texture in the lower half which was created by adding layer over layer of watercolor paint to wet paper.

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Off at a Tangent

I’ve been conducting an informal study for the past couple of months on random nature. This one in particular is a series on heavy rain falling into a swimming pool. I created a few images, photo shopped them and made them into a series of collages.

The reason I’m so interested in random visuals is because I think that it will help me develop an abstract style for large paintings. My retail client is adamant about non-representational art, which is quite a stretch for me, but I do love a challenge. The biggest challenge is finding the money to buy large canvases and then the time to work on them. I think the center collage is one I would like to work up into ampainting.