Sunday, March 25, 2007

So, as you can see, I'm not overly prolific. I do work full time, and my artwork is very much a part time thing I do for fun. I am intending on entering a competition and an exhibition this year, but am not intending on going professional. One, I don't think I'm up to scratch yet, and two, I really do want this just to be something relaxing. I have drawn something for someone else, but didn't enjoy it as the subject matter didn't appeal to me - this is why I don't want to do commissions :D It takes all the fun away!

Anyway, here is the latest picture I have finished. It's a reference photo from Stock Exchange, by ltshears.

I'm pretty sure I'm starting to develop a "style" - not sure how I feel about it yet, it's definitely not the realism I intended to pursue at first. On the other hand, I'm not sure if I have the patience to put in the hours required for photo-realistic work!

So, now to find my next piece...

Saturday, March 3, 2007

My Van Gogh

Alright, so it's March...

The FineLine Artists group do a project each month where they study a particular painter and then produce a piece in that style. January was John Singer Sargaent, and February was Van Gogh. I decided to play along and see if I could produce anything decent.

I'm not really a painter - I like the slapping on of paint, but I don't consider I have any talent in this area. I would like to develop some :) But we'll take it as it comes. Without further ado: my Macro Hibiscus in the style of Van Gogh!

So. There it is :) Looks slightly phallic to me, but then again it is a close up of the flower's sex so that's probably a good thing! I do like it, and I have to admit it was FUN to paint!