Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Drawing Loris

Loris Button, 2019, pencil, 50.5 x 38 cm

Loris sat twice for this drawing, the first sitting was for the face and the second one I added the hands. Loris is an excellent draughtswoman and just as good a sitter. I always hope to do everything in one sitting but if time is running out I don't push it. Instead, I like to ask the sitter for a second session and they always oblige with enthusiasm.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Full Moon Rising

Full Moon Rising, 2019, oil on linen, 71 x 87 cm

This painting took awhile to paint as I kept retouching it. Sometimes I get works documented but touch them up later on, and that means getting the same paintings documented a number of times. It might not seem much, but small touches make a difference. I was going to add a busy cloud formation across the pink sky, but when I painted the thin blue-grey cloud I thought it was enough. 

It's difficult to paint a large flat area like a field or a lake because what you are really painting is the space across the area rather than a body of earth or water.