Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Water Pump in Garden

This is the second, more intimate garden painting in the recent commission I completed.

The customer liked my initial sketch for this composition as it included the water pump adorning the wine barrel in the corner. Apparently there was a personal history connected to the pump so I took extra care in its depiction!

Monday, 24 June 2013

Garden Glow

Recently completed a commission for a customer that depicts her garden in the springtime.

There were two paintings in this project. This is the more atmospheric of the two showing the late afternoon sun lighting up the garden at the front of the house.

An enjoyable project although it took a while to complete as I wanted to maintain the watercolour's freshness and achieved this by painting in short, energetic stints.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Dream Flying

'Dream Flying' is now complete.

Depicting four children on a whimsical flight through their dreams....

This image holds a huge amount of paint on it! I thickly slapped several different types of blue and red to try and achieve a velvety hue. I brought in a heavy amount of white gouache for highlights and colour pencil for detailed highlights.

Greeting cards and archival prints are available from Creations in a Teapot.

The original is also available for purchase, please contact me directly for details :)

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Man's Best Friend

A little dedication to my Old Man and his love for Grey Fergie tractors. Although he's had plenty of opportunities to update his tractor to some flashy model his dedication to this sixty-something year old motor remains true.
My painting is titled 'Man's Best Friend'. Painted in watercolour and ink.
Greeting cards can be purchased at Creations in a Teapot.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Chestnuts Roasting Final

'Chestnuts Roasting' is now complete!
I'm very pleased with the overall finish.
At one point the entire artwork looked to bright with all areas vying for attention. So I took a gamble by washing a concoction of muted colours over secondary areas to amplify the main components of the painting.
I originally mentioned this would be my plan of action but there's nothing worse than painting broadly over carefully painted areas with the risk of destroying the entire artwork!
Happily the result brought the scene together :)
Greeting cards and archival prints (29.7 x 21cm) are available at Creation in a Teapot
The original is also available for purchase....for more information please contact me directly.