After going to Pam's workshop last week I decided I needed some Perylene Green!!! This wasn't a mere want it was a genuine need, you know how it is.....so there was nothing else for it, I just had to go today!!I did need some paper for someone in my group but the paint was calling me!!
Some of you may be horrified to learn but I have done this next painting from a photo of a statue of some boxing hares.... I wanted to use my new paint and when I was looking through my images this one jumped out!! Taken from a photo by Nicola B on PMP. I have been looking for a photo of boxing hares for a while and my photographic skills are pretty dire and I am always forgetting to take my camera with me.... was so mad when we went for a walk on Saturday as there were two ducks sitting on a bank about 3 feet away from us and a small bird which was so tame was within touching distance and of course where was my camera???? Had to settle for a cream scone and a Cappuccino at Rivington Barn to make up for it!!
Anway I digress..... for some reason I decided my new shade and Alizarin
crimson would be the perfect choice for this subject. I didn't draw any
of this and have tried to keep a loose feel.. don't know about me
having a cream scone.... think the one on the left might have had a few
too many cream teas as he is looking a bit "porky.!!"
I have been working on more street scenes, and in particular a cafe scene and am not really pleased with the results which is why I haven't updated my blog with much work recently, might give them a rest for a while but I don't like to be beaten and I can promise I will come back to them. I am coming to the conclusion that my strengths are animals, flowers, and portraits with the odd nude thrown in and maybe I should stick to those for the time being..... I feel I also need to do some more landscapes too but not sure I'm ready for those yet either!!! Maybe a waterfall like the one Pam did would be a good start, will keep you posted!!