I’m currently painting for the St George’s exhibition locally, and this is one of my new pieces. The painting is based on a famous photograph, however I’ve changed and added a few things to make it my own. It was fun to learn how to paint raindrops! It’s relatively easy once you get the hang of it, although it is repetitive!
I’ve been playing around recently with my watercolour pencils and I’m looking forward to experimenting more with ink too. It’s such a fun way to produce whimsical, delicate images without worrying too much about placement and drying layers as with traditional watercolours.
This is just a little play I did of Pi Patel in Life of Pi. I remember the scene so vividly of his tears running down his tears, and his sorrow at the loss of his family. I’ve done a repeat with an attempt at blocking off a streaming tear, but although the proportions are better (especially with the mouth), I prefer this version’s hair. I laid too much colour down in the second version, and it became a bit too harsh, when I really wanted subtle hues. I’m hoping to try it a third time and hope I manage to balance a freshness and the emotions with better technical placement. I need to be quicker and more deft, that’s for sure!
I’ve just add some new paintings I’ve been working on this year to the Art page. At the moment I’m just having fun with capturing quirky animal expressions and scenes of beachs and people walking with umbrellas. I attended a workshop of my mum’s a while ago and had a go at painting some flowers – I think I’ve only done this 2 or 3 times before – and to my surprise someone liked it at the Project Workshop Open Studios!
I’ll be updating again soon and hope to get started writing more on this blog now I’ve finally got it sorted.
Hampshire contemporary artist