Had a lovely play today. Feels so liberating. My live Facebook was just about ok, but I wasn’t happy, I forgot a few things and my camera stand was difficult to manover, and I overdid a drawing, a sure sign my mind went out of gear, ha ha anyway back to today’s painting it will be on Bluethumb soon for sale.
I’m going live Tonight on Facebook teaching beginners some simple tools for drawing portraits. It’ll be on my art Page at 7.30.
I’ll be sharing basic ideas of how to draw someone like this man. It looks harder than it is.
I really enjoyed painting yesterday. I painted 2 together and was really in the mood, not second guessing myself and I think it shows. I’ve uploaded one of them to Bluethumb, the second in a couple of days.
Here’s the second. I painted in my usual style of putting down some colours and working intuitively follow where they led me.
The paper I use is really strong University Cartridge paper . Poster size.
China has been suffering horrendous flooding and other major calamities in the last 2 months. I’m hoping that it will hold the CCP in check but really feel for all the people suffering there. So this painting came together today, I think its appropriate for our times.
I need to decide on my subject matter, I’m thinking of drawing girly girls portraiture. They would be larger than life, can’t decide what size though. Anyway having drawn this today wondering how popular they could be. Would anyone be interested? That’s my dilemma.
I’m having a show in Ballarat Bridge Mall for 2 months. I have taken 12 poster size paper works. The papers are very strong University Cartridge, and mostly painted in oil and wax medium which I make myself from pure beeswax. We were very Covid safe. We look like bandits with our masks. Be very glad when it ends.
Had a rest from everything today but felt like drawing a portrait late afternoon and found this young man online. I decided that it was unusual enough to try my simple theory. I am teaching portraiture for beginners to intermediate, so making sure its simplicity will work , I’m happy to see that it does.
My theory most probably is similar to other’s, there are various ways, but I think mine is simple to follow for a beginner.
A few lines as pointers to begin measuring and guide.
See you with more art next time .
Well here we are again, writing a blog on another brand new website. I am dedicating this Gallery mainly to my Spiritual arts, so that my Facebook page of the name, Spiritual Arts and Humanities has a website for visitors to click on.
My last exhibition when Covid 19 struck was called Faith in the Highest and I hadn’t realized before then how much my work revolved around my faith now. I love the Lord because he first loved me and I am so thankful to Him for restoring my life after the Hell I went through in my early years. We believe that He is returning sooner than People think and could be in the next year or two or three. In any event we hope it wont be too long as we are pretty sure where the world is heading.
But brighter things are needed at this time and art is a sure way to go. I have put a number of Paintings in the Gallery and I have started teaching portraits via video, just beginner to intermediate and I will share a drawing that I did last Sunday, and a painting I did today that match a few others. I have plans to make them patriotic with the Australian Flag. I do hope you can enjoy these two, and the Gallery.