Saturday, December 27, 2008

20 x 16 inch oil "Oranges in Cello"

I have been admiring this photo on Wetcanvas for some time so I took the plunge and tried it in oil. I am happy with the results although I still have some finishing touches to make. I will probably make the background a warmer, richer brown and punch up the hightlights on the oranges, but overall I think it was a success. Since it is oil I will wait a couple of months before coating it with a gloss varish. I have the perfect vintage gold frame that it will be going into.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

16 x 20 inch oil "Stalker"

This is the second oil work I have done and I am very pleased with how it turned out. I really enjoyed how the oils performed for me especially how I could blend so nicely and not have to worry about the paint drying so fast as with acrylics. I will definitely be using oils again.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

8 x 10 inch pastel "Strawberry Delight"

This is my latest endevour after finishing a commission for a cat portrait. This one will probably be a Xmas gift this year. I have a lovely silver frame that I think it will look great in. It is done on suedeboard as per usual with a variety of soft pastels. I may do a little tweeking yet, but I think it is generally finished.