Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Today I feel lazy,But I would like to post this beautiful painting that Ive done last month.The ducks are local residents at Linlithgow Palace.I was amaze by there numbers and thier friendliness.I remember I used to shoot them when I was small in my ricefield back home with my Father!Now they are a beauty to look at and not a flying barbecue anymore to me.This is done by acrylic in a canvas.This is for sale and anyone interested will just email me.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Above is the next painting I've done yesterday,the 23rd of November.I start at 3:45pm,just when the sun hides and it starts to get dark outside.Unlike the first attemp I choose to change her shirt to red and do the basic preparation by soaking the 300 gsm water colour paper and strecthing it.I focused more here on the lines of the forehead which in over all picture,its the only part that gives me satisfaction,the rest I need to study more and observe carefully.This is finish by 9:45pm but in between that I cook dinner and washed the dishes..not too bad I suppose..
I know I’ve been neglecting this blog of mine for half a year now. A lot has been happening ever since then. The demand for this year is very hectic. Although I did promise to do a painting everyday, and I do most of the time but then February caught up with march for engagement days and preparations for my wedding, then I get commissions with paintings on the following month which carries on until the end of August. Every now and then me and my husband travels around the Philippines, while I wait for my visa to come out, I get another commission every now and then, from USA or locally, And then last September, I was a runner-up for the Windsor and Newton competition. http://acrylics.winsornewton.com/en/win/july_september_2009/
Then we fly out here in UK to settle,(for a moment).And voilah!2009 is almost gone.
So that wakes me up, like “Hey the year is almost over “..!!And yet I feel like I need to be serious. I need to put more emotions, expressions, feelings, depth, and careful composition in every painting of mine. Well its not that I care about other peoples opinion, I always is a rebel and much feel better to express my truest feeling than go with the norms. If I did paint against technical laws, so be it. I remember my first experiment with colors is crayons, then I discover color pens, and then the wonders of Watercolour. But being an 8yrs old, I use everything together. Pencil first for outline, then Water colour, then color pens, then crayons…
So to make story short, now I just decided to do it by the book. Careful observations, few tutorials from the experts in Scotland National Gallery, and that hopefully will do fine.
So for a start here's a series of study of an old woman.Above is the first one I've done in water color,120lbs paper.I start at 2pm and finishes at 6pm.I doesnt come the way I want it to be,but thats the first try to see how I will go...