Monday, 28 September 2009

Works in progress

Both these paintings in progress started as chalk pastel drawings on prepared canvases

Two paintings worked up from life drawings

These began as chalk pastel on prepared canvas. Acrylic medium was brushed into the pastel and a little paint also, I tried to keep the freshness of the original pastel drawing while making finished durable paintings.

Stretching Canvas

On Sundays I have "Sunday school" where I am working in the studio and anyone who wants can come along and work there too. Or just hang out. This Sunday Janice brought a bunch of old framed pictures which she disassembled and I showed her how to stretch canvas over the old picture frames. The bevelled edge of old frames makes them perfect for this.
Bill came too and brought Russian slice and did a pastel still life.
I put tools away and swept the studio floor, not too creative but made me feel better and it's still time spent in the studio which is a grown-ups toybox..

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

New paintings begun at the Life Drawing class

To the life drawing class last night I brought two prepared canvases and drew on them in chalk pastel. Our model was draped in a white crochet quilt. These I will make paintings of.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Life Drawing Class 9 9 09

I did this pastel on canvas last night at life drawing class. Mother and daughter models, I imagined a she-wolf in her lair with a cub. Don't get too close, is she sleeping or just being still?

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Life Drawing on canvas

Tonight at the life drawing class I took along two canvases prepared with colour washes and sketched the model with chalk pastel. These will be made into paintings