Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Looking a bit chaotic at the moment but after 4 days I can see some light. The bridge over the water is exciting .Again dark. Just cant seem to shake this dark thing at the moment. But I do like it. thats why I am doing it. Following the interest. It is a specific place called Paul. Which is nr Newlyn

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Ive started today by having a studio clean out. Sweep and get rid of old paint tubes old rags and general rubish. Feeling a little more organised now.

Monday, 27 February 2012

I cant always do brilliant stuff... it doesn`t work like that. You go through ups and downs. You struggle and then its easy. You succeed and then you fail. Thats how painting is!!

Saturday, 25 February 2012

A new model called, well I best not say.... 2nd attempt . Will come back to it later.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Rani rain rain.

Painting the Kitchen ceiling today with my son Sam who has done most of the work..  White.. But I did get 1 hour to tinker with my London painting.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Really excited by this. Will get some glazing going on the boat and Palms. Will call it ` Lorraine by the waters edge`.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

And now I can do some more nudes . whoopee!  She`s looking better. Some work on the palm I think
Finished. It only took 2 weeks in a cold studio with paint fumes and stoic determination. In the end I had to throttle it before it throttled me.
Nearly there. I can feel the end is close. Just got to change the Pink Boat and maybe the Sun. Oh!  Relief.....

Monday, 13 February 2012

Using Liquin and Terabine driars to help it dry. Got till Friday to finish.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

The young man we had today as a model was very limp, a very nice young man and great to draw but I was in a rebellious mood. While everyone was studiously constapating I wrote him a little limirick which you can see in the drawing.

" There was a young man on the floor
who was a terrible bore
he laid there so limp
dead like a shrimp
washed up on a wet cornish shore"

Friday, 10 February 2012

Its coming on but in a way it`s still just a clutter of houses so it`s needs unioformity and coming together.
Its oil on board which means for me that the paintwork  has a life to it. It also takes even longer to complete because of the drying time. . Some of the passages are working. which means I have found the painting. I just need to finish it now.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

3rd day on this rather dark Newlyn 30x30 inch oil on board. Slightly worrying that it is so dark . And the work scares me there is so much to do.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Friday, 3 February 2012

Back to block work today. Oil on canvas. day 2 . Wooly gloves .thermal underware.( too much info) and quite franky I dont feel like painting.. Its to cooooooold    So as it`s Friday I push myself to chip away as I know from experience that chipping away works. And as this is oil and will have glazes applied later I already know that my chipping away is working. This is going to be a cracker. I might go for an early swim later today .

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Not sure how this one is going to turn out. Theres much more of the figure and no background whatsoever. I guess I am practicing. Going to take my paint to drawing this week so I can understand skin tone better with a real model . I`ll take my oils and a piece of stretched paper. This is a first.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Godrevy Girl

Just altered her eyes... struggling without my prescription Vari focals.....well as long as I havn`t given her three breasts I should be ok...Although I can now see her left ear sticks out to much so I`ll change that.