Saturday, 30 October 2010

Standing In The Breeze

Digital Painting using Photoshop.

This is the first of my digital paintings. Not a great deal of planning went into this, but I am reasonably satisfied with the results.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Thinking about the future

First I'd like to thank those who gave suggestions for my missing image problem. It seemed to resolve itself, but it may occur again so I shall look into all that was suggested.

As I haven't been able to buy new canvases to do more paintings of late I've started to think about other things I can do in the meantime. Before I started my recent development in painting with acrylics I was trying my hand at digital art using photoshop. I produced some illustrations I was very pleased with but was dissatisfied with how long they took to complete - from 2 weeks to a couple of months. Now I have been learning quick and effective painting techniques with acrylic I might be able to combine that with what I already know about doing digital art. I did a little tester to see if it could work and discovered that with some custom made brushes in photoshop, I should be able to apply what I have learnt with acrylics to a digital medium.

Below is the little tester I did. It's a ten minute doodle of some clouds, because I really like doing clouds.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Missing Images

It seems that I have reached the limit of my allotted bandwidth at photobucket, so all my images are no longer showing. This is very unfortunate because displaying my paintings is the entire point of this blog. I shall endeavour to find a solution to this problem as quickly as possible.

If you are new to my blog or returning to view paintings they can be found on my deviantart site, alongside my many photographs. They are also available to view and, if you so desire, purchase on my etsy site.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Along The Coast

Acrylic on Canvas. 31" x 16".

This was another experiment using several photographs from a family members recent holiday to Wales. It is probably my most successful experiment to date.

Over the course of painting these last six I have showcased here, I feel that I have grown significantly as an artist. I have learnt some very helpful techniques and approaches that allow me produce better paintings. I have also learnt how to create effects and images that I haven't tried before, even if there is a certain amount of trial and error. With my previous approaches to paintings I would either have significantly less detail in my work or spend months on one painting. Now I feel more confident as an artist and hope that this is reflected in these recent paintings.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Reflections In The Water

Acrylic on Canvas. 16" x 16".

My initial plan was to do a lot more foreground in this painting, but when I got to this point and looked at the reflection effect I achieved I was loathed to paint over it and just tidied up some background details.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

The Path To The Spring

I have added these new paintings for sale on my etsy page and I have put all the previous paintings I have done on sale.

I have written an article for Mythic Folk detailing the steps I took to paint the image bellow. I hope you take the time to check it out and the rest of that excellent site.

If you have navigated here from Mythic Folk, welcome to my blog. I hope you take the time you look around.

Acrylic on Canvas. 23.5" x 15.5".

I am extremely satisfied with how this painting turned out. This is an adaptation of several photographs I took whilst on the walk I documented the previous month with selected photographs.

Monday, 4 October 2010

The River Bank

Acrylic on Canvas. 24" X 18".

This was a real experiment with the new techniques I had been learning and I learnt of lot of lessons painting this. I am very pleased with the end result.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Blossom In The Clearing

Acrylic on canvas. 23.5" x 15.5".

This painting is loosely based on a scene I took a photograph of a few years back.