Thursday, January 27, 2011

Video on it's way

Last week a friend persuaded me to do one of those videos of painting a painting, that then gets speeded up, so it all happens very fast.

Filming it was interesting, I had to be pretty focused on subject matter to get it done quickly. So I borrowed from my previous painting 'Papaya, pears and lemons with jug' (see it at the bottom of this post), the color palette and many of the design decisions, leaving me open to paint it physically as quickly as possible. In the end I nailed it in just under two and a half hours which is very fast for me and faster than I'd like, so I wont be making a habit of it! ;-)

Papaya and lemons with milk jug
12 X 24 Acrylic on board

Above is the final painting, and once I find the time I'll take the video footage and cut it together and put it on youtube or facebook or somewhere like that. So stay tuned, and watch this space!

Papaya, pears and lemons with jug
14 X 34 Acrylic on board

Thursday, January 13, 2011

the painted cabinet

the painted cabinet
Size 24 x 36 Acrylic on board

This is the first time I've used this painted cabinet in one of my still life arrangements, it was a good challenge in working out how much information to leave and what to take out, since the cabinet is pretty ornate. In the end I took some liberties, but I wont bore you by listing them all... I think this will serve as my last Peonies painting for a while, time to find some more flowers.

The exposure of the photo looks a little flat, so I think I'll have to retake the image at some point, but I wanted to get this up as a blog post.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

one of last weeks

Papaya, pears and lemons with jug
Acrylic on board

I'm sure I've said it before, but I do enjoy painting in these CinemaScope 'wide screen' formats; you can make such a wonderful passage of objects and fruit on the table, that the eye can travel along so easily.