Tuesday, May 31, 2011


This is the first time I have painted this subject and it won't be the last, I quite enjoyed painting them and desposing of the left overs:) I tried my hand at a plein air painting today as it was a beautiful day but encountered nothing but trouble. I think that's why I chose this subject, I knew it was something I could render and build my confidence up a bit after the plein air disaster this morning.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Tequila & Limes

This was a challenge and a half, but once I got past what I thought I saw and just really took a good long look at what was really there, it got easier. I am finding as I paint on a regular basis it is getting easier to recognize my bad habits and create some new ones. Little by little hey!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Mono Chrome Glass Fishing Floats

This weeks painting challenge from Daily Paintworks was painting monochromes. I really enjoyed painting this glass float earlier this week, I had painted it using acrylic and full colour. With the monochrome I really enjoyed just concentrating on the values and edges. This painting also reminded me how much I enjoy painting in oils, so forgiving:)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Glass Fishing Float

I have painted this subject before and it is a bit of a challenge as the colour from cloth shows through the green glass so that can be a little tricky.

This was painted with Golden Open acrylics Jenkins Green, I received a sample package from Golden and was quite excited to try the Open acrylics. They definetely stay workable alot longer which makes it really easy to blend. I will post shortly on more info regarding Golden Acrylics.

Chillis Before and After


After living with this little painting for a while I noticed that the chilli pepper's seemed to almost hover over the shadows, I added just a small darker shadow along each chilli and I think it made a difference.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Chilli Peppers

I have been looking for red chilli peppers for a couple of months now and finally found some at a small grocery store. I really enjoyed painting all the reds in these spicy little beauties. My main focus for this painting was to loosen up and remember to leave some soft edges as I have a habit of wanting to have clean edges.