Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Painting in Two Parts

After I had painted the Sargent "Man with Red Drapery" I was keen to try the brush stroke technique again; so decided to paint something relatively simple  - so that the strokes and paint were the most important thing.
I chose a starfish on the sand.


the drawing

the first few strokes of paint
The final painting will be shown tomorrow - that's because once I start the starfish, all the strokes are put in as needed - and I'm too engrossed in seeing what's needed  -to photograph stages at this point in my learning.

8 comments:

  1. That's interesting Pat. Looking forward to see the outcome tomorrow.

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  2. Thanks, Beryl - I hope you like it :) xx

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  3. And the fact that you are just very kind to your impatient friend. xx

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  4. thanks, Tonya.. I hope you like it too :)

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  5. Loving the background- cool strokes!
    Sheryl

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  6. They're fascinating, aren't they, Sheryl?
    I've got a birthday coming up and I've asked Paul to buy a watercolour book for me, on painting like watercolour masters. I'm really excited about it :) xx

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  7. Ciao,
    Sorry, I'm not able to write correctly in English, but I hope you understand me when I tell you (that) your drawings are very nice and I like very much.
    When I was young (about 15), my aunt had a joyful dog like your Monty (its name was... Dog), with which I spent all my time every day. We, me and Dog, were two good friends!
    Ciao! Francesco

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  8. Hello Francesco and welcome to my blog.

    Please don't apologise for your English, it is very good. If you would feel more comfortable, write in Italian and I will use google translate.

    Dogs can make the best of friends! I am glad I brought back some happy memories of "Dog" for you .
    Ciao xx

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