After the madness of getting everything ready for the art market last week, i finally got back to my oil painting today! There is definitely more life to it now! It's got to that stage though where i have to make the big decision, do i leave it there or do i add more! I'm leaning more towards the latter at the moment, but i'll leave it there for now and see if i still feel the same in a few days time!
Here is my work in progress, stage 3! I have added more shading to the Eiffel Tower and blocked in the tree in the foreground! I plan to add more vibrant colours to the tree to create a bit of sparkle but i had to leave it at this stage today due to the colours starting to become muddy! The hazards of wet oil paint!
Here is the next stage of my oil painting. If you were wondering where that road was going to take you, well now you know! It's Paris! I think this is going to be a time consuming piece as the tower is so detailed and i have plans for quite a detailed foreground!
I started my next oil painting today! Having been away from the easel for far too long it was great to get back to my old friends the paintbrushes and to splash some colour around!
I have done quite a bit more work on my oil painting today. It's nearly at the stage where i can stop working on it but i think i might like to add a bit more colour to the background! I'm going to live with it and see. The paint will take quite a wile to dry as i have aplied it very thickly in places with a palette knife!
I started my first oil painting of 2014 today! Quite happy with the base coat but still loads to be done!
I was going to start a new oil painting today but unfortunately i got artists block so i decided to progress with the acrylic painting i started a couple of months ago! Hopefully one more session and it will be finished in time to start a fresh in the new year!
Diary of an artist
Here you will be able to keep track of my pieces of art as they develop step by step and witness the challenges i face.