This digital painting is of Zaanse Schans, Zaandam Holland. The word kleur means colour hence the name.
Here it is all finished. I added the rest of the grasses leaving the channels visible. This is a great place to bring the canoe, do a bit of fishing or just sit and watch the birds. It is one of my favourite spots.
As you see, I have started adding the grasses in different layers in the foreground. I still have to put some more dark values in there, but it is getting there. Taking my time is a lesson that is finally sinking in as normally I want to finish everything yesterday. I am enjoying the process and watching it grow.
This is stage one of my drawing of a view from Wally Tonkin's Landing. It is the same view I did the plein air painting of last week, only this has a lot more detail. This has a lot of grasses in the foreground so I will use the lessons learnt in the sand dunes drawing I did in my previous blog.
It is 2 am. and I have just finished this drawing from a lesson I just followed with Nolan Clark from Paint Basket. This was a lot of fun.
Today's painting "Rocky Inlet" is done in oil on a canvas board 40.6 x 50.8 cm or 16" x 20".
I have only just finished it and cleaned the brushes. Now to clean my palette and have lunch.
The Southern Cross.
I created this digitally as I never get tired looking at the stars. The Southern Cross for me is the easiest to find. It can only be seen from Australia and New Zealand.
This is how to find south at night. You picture a line between the two pointers on the left and through the cross as I have drawn in from top to bottom follow till they meet and that is south.
Hi all , I am changing my format from a picture a day to Daily Art. Which will come in any medium or style. I will still be throwing drawings in among it but not only drawings like I have been.
This I created digitally totally out of my head. Believe it or not this started out as a finger painting and after blending this is what I came up with. I have called this Magical Sky.
Here is the the end results of 5 weeks at pottery. I decided on a pot I could use in my studio as it is glazed so I can put water in it and the daisy ball is just a paper weight. I enjoyed it and it was an interesting process but not something I would really want to carry on doing. It is one of those things I can say I have tried. Besides I find painting more relaxing and definitely more affordable.
Zilpa van der Gragt.