Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Working on painting detail

Greetings

I have done some more work to the detail of my current oil painting.

Last time I posted  the painting had been worked over in white  and looked like this:


I have now done some more detail work in dark colours and have added more detail to the clothing and the moon figures.

It now looks like this:


I will continue to work on the detail.


Until next time

Adieu


Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Small Game Hunter 9

Greetings

Here is another in my new collection of Sprites

This is an Enchanted Prince ( Wakinim Wilbifunferus ) collected in Ulm in 1881


Until next time

Adieu

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

More work to painting

Greetings

I have been doing some further work to my current oil painting.

I have added further green  and white glazes  and have been working on the detail in white.

As usual I am using a glazing medium mixed with turpentine.

The painting looked like this last time.



It now looks like this:


Once this dries, I will work over the detail again in dark colours. I will carry on this process, alternating white work with dark, until I am happy with the detail.

Until next time 

Adieu

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Small Game Hunter 8

Greetings

Here is another in my new set of sprites.

This is the Golden Lad ( Losaeleaf Anistarcus ) Collected in Crete in 1888.


Until next time

Adieu

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Ripped Jeans

Greetings

Here is a drawing of a fine young man with ripped abs - wearing jeans.



Until next time

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Small Game Hunter 7

Greetings

Some time ago I posted about some Lilliputians that I had sculpted from Fimo.

I have now made some Sprites of the order Fairae.




This is a Questing Prince (  Forgold Wilselisas  ), collected in Prague in 1870.

Until next time.

Adieu

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Summer Storm

Greetings

Here is  a large watercolour I painted some years ago.

It was originally titled Midsummer Tempest, but, as I subsequently gave that title to another work, I am now calling it Summer Storm.



This falls within the Landscape of Dreams, as this is a constructed landscape.

You will also note the Celtic strapwork borders.

 I sometimes use strapwork in my illuminated manuscripts and spent some time learning the secrets of its construction. The thicker base border is particularly complex and is known as the Eight Strand Cruxiform break.


Every other centre junction forms a cross of negative space.


These crosses should be as even as possible.

Until next time

Adieu