I've been locked away
painting like mad and
I've finally almost
finished my paintings for the show.
Now I know it's only three paintings
but considering I used to be so
podantic that it took over a year
to paint one,
I think I'm doing well.
My icky poo canvas was the last
one I had to finish
and it is almost there
just the sides, hanger and sealer to go.
Remember icky poo
Blah, it still makes me shudder,
well after squillions of layers
of paint and glazes
and trusting my teacher
(that was hard)
this is the finished product.
It seems there is an element of truth
in the icky poo background making the
main subject look brighter.
Of course I knew it would look like this
from the very beginning
It does look better from a distance
as the background appears
to have more depth.
But I like the cheeky birds up close too.
I also did another painting ready to go
to a local shop, it's nearly finished too.
It started like this (yuk)
After a lot of texture paste and ink
it went to this
Then with a lot of paint and ink to this
and presently it looks like this
This was taken on my phone so it's not a great
shot but there is sure a lot of depth
building in this one.
It's still a bit dark for me at the moment.
I've finished my jellyfish painting as well.
There are still some blobs left
unjellified, just so that people
can find their own jellies.
The painting is far more vibrant than the photo
I just can't seem to capture the colours
so you'll just have to believe me.
Now I just hope someone buys them
cos I've spent a fortune on more
canvasses and art goodies,
just couldn't help my self.
I've started an equally
icky poo background
in turquoise and orange.
When it's all blended together
you get a sort of an orange
meets TNT over the water effect.
Not too pretty I can tell you.
two cockatoos in a tree.
Trust your teacher, just keep saying it,
trust your teacher.....
I'm running out of ideas for paintings.
I tried the old stand by of
a still life with flowers in a vase
but of course no matter how I tried
it was sooo BORING.
May have to think of flowers
with a twist somehow.
Linking up to PPF