Friday, March 5, 2010

Off to Fiji!

'Franseeta Realised That Even If He Did Change His Name, He'd Still Have To Get Rid Of The Purple Ribbon', acrylic on canvas, auctioned 2009 for Crookwell Community Trust.

Last post for awhile. Wedding on Friday week then off to Fiji. Have already got my travelling art kit organised, haven't packed my bags though - priorities!
This piece was for an annual event in my home town to raise funds for a Community Trust. Many artists contribute and percentage of sales go to familys who have suffered a death or accident in the family and need urgent funds.
I know, bridge is totally wrong and the photo is crap but I wasn't as focused back then as I am now. Enjoy.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Wonderful Reds!

Tomato Sauce Bottle
20cm x 20cm (8x8in)
oil on board
I really had a lot of fun with this one. I painted it off the computer screen which allowed me to concentrate on painting rather than worrying about the constantly shifting light in my house. I worked a lot looser than normal and although there are things I don't like about it, I feel it's definitely a step in the right direction.

Red Delicious
20cm x 20cm (8x8in)
oil on board
Again, just concentrated on getting tone and colour, softening edges and having fun with it. The first of many apple studies no doubt.