Friday, 28 September 2012

Tranquil Waters in oil

I really enjoyed painting this one.    It is 5 x 7 inches on Ampersand Gessobord.

Many thanks to Carrie Layne Mashon for the reference photo.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Goldfinch in oils

Love the colours of this bird.  It is 6 x 8 inches on canvas board.

Many thanks to Gary Jones for the reference photo.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Nelsons Bay NSW in oils

This is my third painting on the gessobord.  Decided to do a small seascape for a change.  I took this photo a few years ago while on holiday at Nelsons Bay.  It was a bit of a challange painting it so small but it was fun to do.  4 x 4 inches on Ampersand Gessobord.


Sunday, 23 September 2012

Cherries in oils

This is my second painting on the gessobord.  It really is a lovely surface to paint on - paint goes on so much smoother than on canvas.   Rather enjoy painting the smaller pieces too.  Will have to look at ordering more gessobord as I only have two of the 4 x 4 size left. 

Many thanks to Alina for the reference photo.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Sea Gull in oils

I wanted to try out Ampersand gessobord as a lot of American artist use this surface  and I was curious to compare it to canvas.  Eventually found a Sydney art store that sold them.  It is a lovely surface to paint on - the only draw back is the bigger panel sizes are rather expensive in Australia and to bring them in from US the postage would be quite high.  Might have to just use the smaller panels for the time being.  I photographed this sea gull down in Tasmania when visiting the Bay of Fire region.  It is 4 x 4 inches on Ampersand flat 1/8" panel gessobord.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Happy face in oils

Loved painting this one - he seems such a happy dog. Painted it in more looser style as I just wanted to capture his "Happy Face". It is 7 x 5 inches  painted on canvas board.

Many thanks to ESP for the reference photo.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Quiet Reflections in oils

For a change I decided to paint a landscape.  Loved painting the autumn colours - they are just so vibrant.  It is one thing I do miss living in Brisbane and that is the change of seasons.  It is 7 x 5 inches on canvas board.

Many thanks to Janet Bowden for the reference photo.