Sometimes a painting feels like wading through treacle and I honestly despair that it will come right. Some artists don't share their 'in progress' paintings, instead just displaying the finished pieces with a big 'Ta Daa'!!! Why do I share what can sometimes be called, plain ugly pictures? Because I want to encourage anyone who wants to hold a pencil or paintbrush to have a go. Keep at it or you'll never know what can be done. However, some of the following pictures are so awful that for once I'll start with the nearly finished piece. I'm quite happy with this, and although it's not perfect, it's so like my lovely Toffee that I can't wait to hang it :D
Wednesday, 7 May 2014
I've not painted a mystical horse for a little while, so this picture is long overdue and I had the perfect picture of Merlin just waiting to be used. I can't describe how enjoyable it is painting a huge canvas completely black :D Just for fun and texture I mixed in a little burnt umber and ochre. I'm working in the kitchen as the canvas is too big for my Studio!