Saturday, October 24, 2009

Milk Frother Pot

Milk Frother Pot, oil on canvas, 25cm x 25cm

Yes, a milk frother pot. You put hot milk in, pump the top up and down and it makes delicious frothy milk perfect for DIY cappuccino's.
Wanted to try painting something really shiny. How did I do?

Friday, October 23, 2009

Trompe L'oeil Box

Have been playing around with the idea of creating more realism by painting still life objects in a painted box - to give it depth. Yes, I need to learn how to take photo's square!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wine decanter and soapstone jar

Finally, I purchased a new camera! Nifty little thing too.
The kids were away at their grandmothers for a week during the school holidays and I was able to paint up to 6 hours a day. It was great.

After I'd set up this still life, I really wanted to concentrate on subduing my colours. I recently read that an amateur always exaggerates colour. When I'm working on a piece from my imagination I do this allot but I want to be accurate when I'm painting from real life.

I used a colour checker which is a handy little tool developed by Mark Carder.

Hope you like it.