A splash of colour was needed here now wait for it to dry to add the subject to the mix. This is going into the next exhibition at the Stationmaster's Art Gallery so here is keeping my fingers crossed that it works.
These mushrooms grow all over the park,
I have found an app I really like called Graphite, it is free with in app purchases but well worth it.
There are way too many people sleeping rough. Please give a thought to all the men, women and children that are going into the winter without a roof over their heads or a nice warm bed to sleep in.
acrylic on canvas board 45.7 x 45.7 cm.
This was so much fun, I did not realize how much I missed using real paint. I have made up my mind to do at least one solid piece of art a week in among the digital art.
Due to family commitments my art time is very limited at the moment so here is me making the most of my time at home this week. I am due to enter some mini works at The Stationmaster's Art Gallery in Strathalbyn, South Australia this weekend. So keeping my black and white theme going, I have painted 7 canvases black this morning. They should be dry within the next hour then I can proceed with the white. Hopefully I can finish painting today. Put the hanging wire on tomorrow and take them in on Thursday while I am sitting at the gallery before heading back to mum's in the afternoon. Below are my canvases drying. Where there is a will there is a way.
The Black Cat
This was done in mixed medium as this time I used watercolour paper and painted it black first with my own mixture of acrylics.
I still used coloured pencils for the cat. They tend to show up better on the paint.
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.
Zilpa van der Gragt.