The Shoe Mender, Kandy – Sri Lanka

Author: gwendoline  |  Category: Sketching
Ink on A3 Watercolour paper

Ink on A3 Watercolour paper

 

Vci

Tea Room in Belaggio, Italy

Author: gwendoline  |  Category: Oil Painting

Oil 12x16

Here is the finished oil sketch 12 x 16.  I have let alot of the block in show through as I felt I didn’t need to over work this little painting.  I wanted to keep it looking fresh.

Male nude

Author: gwendoline  |  Category: Oil Painting

OIL 12X16Painted this little oil today (12x 16), a beautiful subject.  I used Ivory Black, Light Red, Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Yellow Ochre and Titanium White…..nearly a Zorn palette.

“Flower Garden”

Author: gwendoline  |  Category: Oil Painting

This painting was inspired last summer from my garden.  It was the first year I had planted hollyhocks and delphiniums and I was delighted with the results.  I used ‘artists licence’ in the background,

making the landscape flow over an endless horizon. I think I captured the splash of colour these beautiful flowers displayed.  This will be exhibited at the forthcoming Melbourne Society of Women Painters & Sculptors – Opening Night Thursday,

1st August, 2013 at the Victorian Artists Society, 430 Albert Street, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

"Flower Garden"

“Overlooking Prague”

Author: gwendoline  |  Category: Oil Painting

This painting is 12 x 16 inches in oils on linen.

Prague is a beautiful city centred around the Viltava River.  The architecture  is stunning from Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque to Neo Classical, Art Nouveau and Cubist..  There is a medieval to contemporary city to explore.  It is not unlike Paris with the Seine River’s many bridges.
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Block-in for Oil

Author: gwendoline  |  Category: Oil Painting
This is the monochrome block- in for a painting I’m working on at present.  I photographed this beautiful tea room in Bellagio, Italy last year.  I just happened to be walking past and the scene caught my eye.  I thought to myself, wow, I can make a painting of this.  The lighting was warm giving the room a lovely ambience.  Interiors are quite tricky with so much perspective and detail.   I don’t do any drawing, except with my paintbrush.  I work by looking for shapes and tones, starting with the big shapes first, then breaking them down.  By varying the tones in the early stage of the painting, I set the mood of how I want the painting to appear.  Keep a lookout, the final piece is only a week or so away from finished.IMG_0111 

Oil sketch

Author: gwendoline  |  Category: Oil Painting

This is a quick 3 hour self portrait I did the other day.  I started by blocking in with monochrome, observing the shapes and tones, then added colour patches.  I did this 12 x 16 inch self portrait  the other day.  It's just a quick 3 hour sketch, but I think it feels fresh.  I started by working in monochrome, arranging all the shapes and tones, then went into colour, adding patches of shapes.

Pencil Sketches

Author: gwendoline  |  Category: Sketching
Pencil

Pencil

I have used Art Spectrums Ultimate Drawing Pad paper for these sketches.  It is a good weight – 125 gsm, and very smooth.  I worked from images I took whilst in Italy last October around Stressa.

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Girl in a Kimino

Author: gwendoline  |  Category: Oil Painting

This is an oil sketch I did today from life (12 x 16)

Palette:   Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red, Raw Umber and Ivory Black

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Charcoal Sketch

Author: gwendoline  |  Category: Sketching

After being inspired by Juliette Aristides, I gave her technique a try today.  I think I would use a lighter toned paper next time as I felt that any white conte I place on the figure looked too pasty, so I ended up erasing most of the highlights.  Perhaps a light grey conte may have worked better here.  Firstly,  I rubbed shaved charcoal over the paper to start with, drew in the figure, built up my darks and erased the lights.  I like the roughness of the initial rub in on the background, usually I tend to be a little too neat.
Charcoal Sketch