I set up a camera and remote to try to get a decent photo of our two dogs jumping together but they wouldn’t cooperate. Every time I called them over one would hang back, ai think they do it deliberately!
When the world was normal I used to do a portrait painting every Tuesday at Broadstone art society. Christine is in charge of arranging the models so she has been providing photos so we can keep painting at home. This week she sent a photo of her beautiful granddaughter Juliette. I have made her look a little. Older than she really is but Chris kindly said she could see the likeness!
It was lovely in the garden while the sun shone but as soon as I took a cup of tea and a sketch book outside it clouded over and the temperature dropped. I managed to stay out long enough to sketch the shed. The wisteria is getting ready to bud but just looks untidy at the moment.
Last night I went to a Poole Art Society evening led by Sarah McDonald where we were shown examples of cubism rom Piicasso and Braque. We were encouraged to use several different media including collage. Here is my attempt using collage, acrylic and pen.
Today’s model at Broadstone Art Society was Christine who is normally responsible for organising a model each week. She wore a Chinese silk dress which was a bit of a challenge.
I was preparing a couple of canvases with gesso today when I remembered seeing the artist Cesar Santos painting gesso on his sketch book so he could paint with oils or acrylics without the paper curling so I thought I would try it out. It works a treat on my 170gsm Windsor and Newton sketch book so I did this self portrait. A tricorn hat and cloak is de rigeur in Dorset this year!
I enjoyed a morning in Poole Park with the Bournemouth and Poole urban sketchers. There were 12 of us drawing and painting around the park which provoked some interest from people enjoying the sunshine.
Great life drawing session at Poole and East Dorset Art Society last night. Thanks to Trish the tutor and Tom the model for a challenging session.
Day 4 of inktober and the theme today is freezing, I thought the girl should have some clothes on so she doesn’t get too cold, how warm is a bikini?
We went to the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh yesterday. Part of it is closed for refurbishment so they have displayed a selection of the most popular paintings with works by Gainsborough, Landseer, Goya, Degas, Raphael, Seurat Rembrandt and a few other big names. I moved the Monarch of the Glen so I could include it in this painting.