A more traditional pumpkin this year. Our latest visitor (a small green dragon) thought it was fab.
Thursday is life class night. Started off with many gesture drawings (30s and 1 min x 20) and then onto tone only drawings – no lines. These are 20 mins and 10 mins.
This is from a photo of lake Tahoe. Definitely making some progress with those rocks.
Pears. Just a quick painting concentrating on maximizing local colour.
Another landscape – this one I’m trying to copy John Lovett.
A quick (15 minute) landscape.
(Edit: A week has gone by and I like this more and more. Colours, brushwork, texture, movement and a very few details. This one might go in a frame.)
This one I had high hopes for and it has turned out pretty well (always could be better of course). I like the lost and found edges and the central tufty bits especially. Composition is terrible and I would have liked to get more of the knobbly shape of the bulbs but all in all I’m happy.
This was actually the second painting of the night and I had a lot of trouble with it as my angle on the sunflowers wasn’t what I would have chosen and my attention was more focused on the other one. Quite like the left hand flower especially the negative painting of the green spiky leaves and the stalk.
This was done sitting by the mystic lakes on a Sunday afternoon in the company of some rather frisky ducks. I didn’t like it at the time and gave it up unfinished as the light was fading. coming back to it a few days later it’s not so bad.
Finished attempt at the October
. Wasn’t really looking forward to this one but it was quite enjoyable in the end. The scene was quite tricky and I haven’t done it justice but it was fun to do the distant sunlit mountains. The portion in shade on the left hand side was a bit of a failure but I decided to leave it be.
BTW – the white sections are snow and not, as James helpfully commented, bits that I’ve forgotten to do.
A quick prelim sketch to rough out the lights and darks.
The underwashes which include the finished sky.
We have the start of the sunlit mountains in the background, the midground trees and some forground work. Leaving to dry so I can finish the foreground.