I haven’t been using watercolour for over a year - I started using gouache and oil paint before the pandemic - and it’s nice to start using it again. Admittedly I was a bit rusty but I had fun with the medium. Gum tree These were painted in Studley Park where I met some friends … Continue reading Back to watercolour
I don’t usually have access to a model, so I use reference photos from SktchyApp for portrait practise. Here are 2 quite recent fun pieces using gouache paint. Happy Easter weekend - hope it’s a good one.
... or how I see myself in a mirror, but I flipped it horizontally so it would be as you would see me 🙂. Self Portrait (flipped horizontally) I had thought about doing a portrait yesterday morning, and it was serendipitous when I was told of a big mirror out on the nature strip (hard … Continue reading This is me
Painting portraits make me think of sculpting - using paint, a face appears out of a blank and flat piece of canvas/paper. I enjoy painting portraits and I wish there is time to do more. I often use reference photos from the Sktchy app, and this one from which I painted from seemed to me … Continue reading Sculpting a funky gal portrait
Chile in Gouache While looking through my photos for a reference photo to paint from, I was taken back to 2 years ago, when I was travelled to South America and saw some amazing places that I will never forget. There were amazing towns, landscape and wildlife. The above was a scene captured from a … Continue reading Going down memory lane
There was a gorgeous sunset across Port Melbourne, looking towards Williamstown the other day and I managed to capture it on my phone. Today, I decided to paint a scene using that photo as reference, using gouache. The result is the piece below. It’s quite a small piece but it gave me lots of joy … Continue reading Evening comes…
Gouache is such a great medium. When I want to take a break from using oil, I turn to gouache which is relatively “cleaner”, since it is water-based (read on, let me clarify :)). I don’t worry about putting on an apron to protect my clothes as I do with oil paint, and getting it … Continue reading Painting with Gouache
Really happy that a small oil piece which was completed recently (below) was sold from my Instagram account 😃. Williamstown viewed across the water
I have been doing a bit of oil studies in portraiture recently. Really enjoying them - these two are small and completed in one session, using reference photos from Sktchy App. It’s handy to be able to have some reference photos, especially when we were required to stay home due to COVID-19 restrictions. I am … Continue reading Portrait study in oil
Lighthouse on water, Port Melbourne Lighthouse on land, Port Melbourne I was busy today capturing both lighthouses in gouache. 16°C outside and it’s summer ! Cold but it was always fun to be out.