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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Faeral - stage 11

Pretty much finished the foreground and intend to start on the figure next session. It's very hard to photograph accurately but this photo at least shows how I intend to keep the colours within a limited range of reds to yellows with the figure blending into the background. This decision was made to keep a strong design to the painting and also to make it more interesting - if I had painted it in more natural colours I think it would be less interesting, in the end I want quite a Fantasy look to this picture.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Faeral - stage 10

Due to having to spend what limited time I have on getting my tax assessment ready for my accountant I have not had much time on this session to paint. All I have managed to do is carry on working on the foreground which actually doesn't look much different from before, it is also not helped by being a difficult painting to photograph and today it is very dull in the studio due to cloud.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Abend Gallery

The Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado is now starting to advertise the upcoming Miniatures Show which I have six paintings in. Here is their Facebook page for it. A detail of my painting "High Over Madurai"  is second from left.

Faeral - stage 9

Still working on the foreground and not actually looking that much different than last time although I have actually done quite a lot this morning. Next session in a couple of days time.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Faeral - stage 8

Just still working on the foreground with glazes and scumbles of reds and oranges with touches of yellow here and there. I still want the figure to merge into the landscape but no more painting now until Monday/Tuesday.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

ARC 12th International Salon results

Although I knew a few weeks ago that I was a finalist in the Art Renewal Center's 12th International Salon competition I only found out a few days ago that I had two paintings accepted in the Landscape category; "The Gilded Prison" and "Cold Constantinople". The latter painting has been on exhibition in the Inner Visions: Contemporary Imaginative Realism show at the Abend gallery in Denver, Colorado. This is the second year in a row that I have had work accepted by the ARC and look forward to seeing the exhibition catalogue.

Ponte dell' Accademia sold

After a gap of a few months another painting has finally sold, "Ponte dell'Accademia" by Asgard Arts. The title is slightly misleading in that the only part of the wooden bridge in Venice that can be seen is just the first steps at the right of the painting. This picture was a result of one of my nocturnal walks around Venice a few years ago....must do it again sometime soon...
Oil on board 18 1/2" x 18 1/2".

Monday, 7 November 2016

Faeral - stage 7

I have just continued work on the foreground with washes of Alizarin Crimson on the ground and more opaque green/oranges on the tree roots. I also washed some Alizarin Crimson on the figure - it is important that the figure blends into the landscape. The next painting session will be on Thursday/Friday.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Faeral - stage 6

Decided to put some more definition into the underpainting of the foreground as I think I will paint the setting first and then the figure. Using a mix of Alizarin Crimson with touches of Permanent Sap Green and Winsor Violet.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Another satisfied customer!

I have had a good response from people that have bought my book "Dreamland", here is the latest comment posted on Facebook by Justin and Linda Adair in Australia.