Friday, 17 September 2010

It's the weekend

Well almost, and my decorators have gone till Monday, yipee! More of the same today, using the gouache to create basic tones and hues, then working into them with watercolour pencils.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

My house is a mad-house!

Today has not proved to be a good day to get some work done. My house has been taken over by painters, not the artist type, decorators. I'm very happy I'm not up the ladder doing the work, however its a little distracting having someone tapping on your studio window saying 'that's very clever, that it!', thou obviously very flattering!
My house has disappeared under a layer of dust, and my sinuses stuffed up with fumes and paint dust, joy!

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Another couple of hours

Looking at this now, I need to change the bottom of the girls t-shirt, it's too high, so she's looking a little dumpy, which she's not at all!
I also need to lighten her hair which I think has more blonde highlights. The boy hasn't got ginger hair, the orange is going to be a undercoat.
I'm using the gouache to create basic hues and tones, then working in details with the watercolour pencils.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Let's get some paint on

I finished off my sketching today, so decided it was time to get painting. The background is very rough, I wanted to loose the white. Once I finish the children I will decide what I'm going to do with it.
The little girls features have softened nicely as I have applied wet paint onto the watercolour pencils.

Monday, 13 September 2010

I've survived turning middle-aged!

Well that was a weird week, nice but strange. Why is 40 so significant? One thing I know its a great opportunity
to catch up with everyone you know and throw a party!
Had another session at this today, one more to sketch out, then I think I be ready to get some paint on. They all look quite hard at the moment, but the features will soften once I start to paint. I've used a watercolour pencil which will dissolve away once I get painting.