Saturday, August 25, 2012
'Through To Shannon' mixed 24 x 12 inches,
I'm doing a demo on Sept.2nd in Whistler BC so I thought it only fitting to do a painting of Shannon Falls to take with me. I will be doing a demonstration of three different techniques and in various stages. This is my mixed media piece using tissue paper. I will also show my gel animals and my palette knife work. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and I'm looking forward to a three day get- away with my hubby.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
I also did a demo for my niece and friend using heavy gel and a palette knife. ( 12 x 12 and 11 x 14 ) I draw on a white canvas,lay down the heavy gel with a knife to imitate fur and feathers, wait for it to dry and then build up layer of color using a brush.The animals were a hit and the first thing they wanted to try. I will post images of their efforts when I receive them.
I had a wonderful and relaxing holiday out on the east coast and even managed to get a little painting time. My niece and her artist friend (Pam) were interested in seeing my texture technique using tissue paper. I did three small 6 x 16 demos,one was loosely referenced from a photo, one from a previous painting I had done and the last one using no reference. It was fun to play. I think the girls enjoyed it.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
A close up view of a small waterfall in a glacier fed river along the Berg Lake trail in Mt Robson National Park. 95 % done with the palette knife. I really strived to capture the light and shadow bouncing off the crisp water.