A little fun piece in oil. Hope you are having a good week. Stay safe.
I had my first trip away since the pandemic started. It was a small trip but full of activities - like hiking and painting, sometimes during the day when I can steal time for a quick start of a piece, but mostly in the evening. Bright is 3.5 hours drive away from Melbourne and the … Continue reading Bright and it’s surrounds
These are a few portraits completed with Procreate on my IpadPro, in front of the TV in the evening. I love this tool when I feel like chilling on the sofa - all I need is my Apple Pencil 😁, with no mess whatsoever. These are created using reference photos from SktchyApp. Happy weekend everyone … Continue reading Portraits
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