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Monday, September 28, 2009

Watercolour Sketches


My back's still out, but it is getting better. I haven't been able to do much and it's driving me stir crazy, so now and then I do a bit of sketching and what not, until it gets too uncomfortable. These paintings are the most recent of these art therapies.

I haven't touched watercolour in a good while and I was going to say something more here, but I have to recoup from being hunched over blogging on my laptop. Cheerio!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Baby got back problems!

I threw my back out yesterday doing tumbles, apparently I'm not 4 years old anymore. Today I did nothing but quest for pain relief.

On the plus side my A4 scanner is working again, although this painting was photographed along with the one from the previous post. The lighting was far from perfect for this, but whatever, you get the gist.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Scanning Issues


The lil' scanner I normally use is bust, and the A3 Brother scanner makes everything way too saturated. I spent the last hour trying to either make little scanner go now, or trying to adjust the colour settings on the Brother. So photograph it is, of course that's not great either, but it's nice to see the picture in situ. The second image is what the Brother scanner did, shame on it.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Another Red Head

My new book came out yesterday: Best-Loved Irish Legends. I saw it on the shelves in Waterstone's when we went to town today. I might just post some art from it, but in the meantime here's another lady, painted in a loose choppy style.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Red Hair, White Nipples, Warm Heart

Here's another of my looser paintings, this way of working uses up so much more paint and fairly gunks up the brushes. Why the white nipples? . . . Got milk?

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Studio Pics

Look at this little fellow I rescued from the side of the road using the Lisbon Treaty leaflet, turns out it is good for something. I believe this little guy turns into the Street Walker butterfly, it's like Pretty Woman or something, yeah there's some gentle humour, right there!














Below are some photos of the studio. There's my Kl├Ąppe chair on the Lusy-whatever rug, that's there in case of spillages. That picture on my desk is finished now, all painted up.