This little 4x4" was painted alla prima, using the minimal amount of strokes to express the subject matter..
Hi guys! This little gesture was done in three hues - Ivory Black, Burnt Umber and Burnt Sienna on a toned acrylic ground of Ultramarine + either Ivory Black or Raw Umber (I can't recall!)! I tried to apply each stroke deliberately and accurately, so as to ensure an expressive and confident piece, using the minimal amount of strokes to express the form..
The original is a small study ( There are a few WIP pics at 'Ivory Gesture' ) however the best thing about having a really high res great scanner is I can scan really high resolution images of small works like this and make them available as high quality giclees in quite large sizes (Saatchi have Ivory Gesture Prints at sizes up to 34 Inches ! ).. As long as the artwork fits my little over A4 size scanner (or can be scanned in parts, and combined), I can get really superior quality images for all my art prints !.. :D
Anyways thanks for dropping by guys!
Hope you all are keeping safe and your souls fulfilled !
p.s. See how this piece was created at : Infox' Oil and Silverleaf Painting WIP
Hiya guys, Can't say as many of these dailies have been turning out as I'd like. Painting them each within a set limited time frame has proven challenging and these latest actually extended beyond the 1h set quite a bit.
Still I think it's really good practice to to try to quickly think of all the variables required for a good compo / painting - hues, temperature, composition, light, hard & soft edge, depth, weight and so much more.
I see these dailies as just sorta sprints to prime my brain to think quickly through the problems that I have already practiced thinking about in longer drawn out artworks though. Done on their own, they would probably have the terrible effect of inculcating a shoddy habit of mindless quick painting.
It's a skill to work methodically with precision while still doing so fast. Setting a time limit for a painting like this should be done purposefully as a side to the real practice of creating art where one has all the time needed to work out and ruminate on all the nuances of a piece. One naturally gets faster at it in time anyway.
Anyways all new dailies (that have survived) are posted on Studies before anywhere else so do drop by if you are interested! :)
Hiya! So if ya haven't seen my latest fb or insta posts you may not have spied my latest conceptual drawing yet.
Drawn with contouring colour pencil crosshatching and charcoal pencil on dark suede coloured paper, this piece is also accented with silver and gold metal leaf!
Check out how this piece was created on my blog post
'Binary Movement' Charcoal and Colour Pencil Drawing WIP'
See ya! Thanks for the visit!.. :)
Hiya guys! I've recently started incorporating these lil' life still life paintings in to my daily warmup sessions!..
Painted quickly alla prima, I'm hoping this will help me hone my life painting skills, especially in colour mixing and observation.
Someday's fall flat, in which case I just wipe the support clean ready for the next days daily. Luckily most days I manage to wrangle up something decent though.. at least so far.. :)
Here are the first few that I've recently made available for collection...
Thanks for dropping by folks!
Hiya guys! Just wanted to let you know the great news!.. As you may know, I used to offer shipping included for most of my artworks on my website mirroring Saatchi Art's flat shipping rates. I did this in an effort to keep my prices as standardized as possible on all my online sites.
A few things have changed since though..
Saatchi Art's flat shipping rates have gone up.
Before Saatchi's hike in flat rate shipping prices it worked out great for my collectors as Saatchi's flat shipping rates at the time were even lower than the shipping rates I could get at the time. Though it was likely I would have to take a hit if the flat rate didn't cover the shipping cost, I didn't mind since I would not need to pay the normal commissions I usually have to when selling on other art sites.
Saatchi's rates have gone up recently however (I'm sure they, like me, still refund any extra to their customers though!)
I found and joined 'EasyParcel' that has cut some of my shipping rates down by a 3rd!
Not only am I able to get rates 3x lower than I used to, they are with reputable courier services like FedEx and TNT! I've now had a chance to test their services for quite a few shipments and am supremely happy with not only the pricing and quality of service but that all my packages arrived in good time and in perfect condition..
It doesn't make sense to mirror Saatchi's Flat Shipping Rate on my site anymore.
With Saatchi's hike in price and the much lower rates I am able to offer my collectors now, it just doesn't make sense to charge the rates Saatchi does on my own site and then go through the extra step of refunding the inevitable extra balance when I already know the cost will be much lower...
Best International Flat Rate.
Since this is my own site I have still made sure to offer the lowest possible international flat shipping rate I can to you guys using 'EasyParcel'.
Of course, as before, if it so happens that the shipping charges to your destination still turn out to be less than the lower flat rate I have added, your balance will still be refunded in full!
Okie, well you probably found that eye wateringly boring but just so ya know!! :)
Hi guys! So with a touch of trepidation I got back to this piece and I'm pretty happy it's turned out just as envisioned!.. The nature of this piece I feel lends itself to personal interpretation so I shy away from clarifying my own inspiration as I would like each observer to find meaning in it for themselves, independent of my own conceptual vision.
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