Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Blue house on Green Background

I finished a painting of a house today.  I will go through the steps of this painting:
1) Started with a pencil sketch on canvas board:

2) Added a few washes, spattered blue and topped with a green wash in the background to represent the sky.  Also added dark grey to roof:

3) I began to add blue on the walls of the house. Also added lighter greys, light violet and white to roof:

4) Finished painting.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Unfinished still life and seascape

So I have two paintings that are not yet finished.  The first is called 'Still life with kettles.  First I painted in the background of this piece using earthy colours.  Then I painted in the objects.  When I showed it to a friend who is an art teacher, she told me that the painting looked unfinished so I will add layers of translucent colour on each part of the piece.

The second painting is called 'Fishing boats'.  The background of sea and sky was added first.  Then I added the frothy waves, the sand and the fishing boats.  I put in the piece of the island in the background and I still have to put a lighthouse on the island.