I am meeting with my wedding clients this afternoon to conclude our arrangement.
These are the paintings I am taking with me as part of the offer:
All of these are 560×380 mm on Arches 300gm watercolour paper.
I am enjoying working on this subject and may do one or two more.
What do you think?
This afternoon I went up to the lake at Helderberg reserve. I had about an hour for painting. The sun was baking down and there was a light breeze. I set up my new bamboo painting box – with fold up feet!!!! and I sat back to contemplate the view. There is a LOT going on in this scene. There are a multitude of greens, greys, reds and browns in the mountain slopes. Then there are all different shades in the water. And there are also waterlilies and phragmites (reeds) on an island in the middle. Things happened fast as I painted. I will have to develop a different approach to painting in this hot weather. In winter I can only do one wash because it doesn’t dry. Now in summer I must maybe do lots of little washes. Anyway…
And here is a photo of my new set up with Helderberg in the background. Don’t you love the box?
Here are two paintings I have started from the photos I took during the wedding rehearsal and from photos from the wedding. Now it is late and I will see how they look tomorrow.
and here is another
Poor old Phillip is leaning over a little here -
there is still some to be done.
Here is how they look a day later:
this is about done I think – I will see tomorrow
The reds are more saturated in the photo than in the painting – lets see how it looks in the morning.
We had a glorious, baking hot summer day today. I had a surf this morning and sat and painted while my son coached at the surf school.
Yep – it is time to get back in the swing of things. This is my first new posting on the new blog. And it is the first painting I have done at the pipe for over a month. My first one blew off my board before I finished drawing and I gave my second to a little girl called Jodi who came and watched me paint for a long time. So this is what I brought back:
You can click on the picture to see it full size.