This portrait went to it’s new home today. It was my first horse in oil, used 2 reference photos 1 for the pose the other for the colours. I changed the background to make the grey pop out more so had to tweek the colours a little to reflect the darker background. A dappled grey is definitely a challenge to paint but enjoyable! Continue reading “Horse Commission “
An easy single piece case, thankfully as I need to be quick with this 1 (my outdoor workshop is out of action for now so I’m smelling my house out) I really need to start using an alternative in future 🤢 it’s NOT pleasant, it smells even before opening the tin.
If you’re doing this indoors make sure there’s adequate ventilation as it does a nasty piece on the old lungs, preferably use a respirator.
In fact manically sculpting…can’t stop, won’t stop, the can’t get it out quick enough type of sculpting. Exciting!!!
This should only take a couple of days then hoping to mould mid week and be casting by the weekend. Already have the colours planned, can’t wait to see the result. Feels like it’s been ages since I sculpted, been painting and prepping prints a lot recently. No wips yet till it’s finished.
Spent today setting up my graphics tablet and having a doodle AKA Tinkering with the Tablet …for testing purposes (see earlier post) and then doing a one-off bespoke notebook.
Tried embossing a few days ago on a bookworm notebook and didn’t like the result, maybe the ink pen I was using as it was drying to quickly on the absorbent paper, changed the ink and I’m happy with how this 1 turned out.
Tomorrow’s plan is a quick sculpt AND progress on a teddy miniature oil painting… planning on reworking the Christmas 1 that’s currently at ‘the ugly phase’. But none of that is going to happen unless I go to sleep now!
I spent some of yesterday visiting Coopers Crafty Corner in Pelsall to stock my art shelf with a batch of giclee pet prints and notebooks.
My breast cancer awareness picture ‘Contemplation‘ will also be available from Oct 14th for their Breast Cancer Awareness campaign with donations from the sales going to Walsall Breast Cancer Support Group.
Following up from my last Bookworm notebook design with a Guardian Angel notebook. ‘Feathers appear when Angels are near’
Illustrated in ink with copperplate and italic calligraphy on a hardback kraft covered A5 notebook.