Wednesday, 29 July 2015

By Myself

The delight of a toddler on his first bike, staying on all by himself and such a special bike - its RED
By Myself
Saunders Waterford 425gsm - bright white cold press paper
40cm x 32cm
This work presented me with new challenges:
1. Painting a child from a black and white photo and getting the values to read right
2. Keeping a perfectly clean white background, tricky as I painted the bike first so any water drips
and the red would certainly have left its mark, I used greaseproof paper to lean on as I usually manage to add colour off my wet sleeve as I work around a painting.

This painting along with all my latest are included in the rehang of my studio ready for SALA - South Australias biggest arts festival which starts at the end of the week and runs right through August. I have open studio each weekend 1-4pm and am also in a group show at The Kensington Hotel, Regent Street Kensington. I will be painting during the open studio times as visitors love to see artists in action.

8 comments:

  1. Adorable, Lorraine. Your grandchild, perhaps?

    Best of luck and enjoy the arts festival. Sure wish I could be there.

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  2. What an intriguing painting - the hot red against the black and white is really well done.

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  3. Beautiful composition Lorraine! Really wonderful work on the child, he is so cute the way he is concentrating on his red tricycle! Best wishes for a successful show!

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  4. Beautiful Lorraine! And wonderful work on those values. Hoping SALA goes well...sure sounds exciting.

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  5. This is a really strong painting. I love it!

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  6. I just love this!!! The grey tones with the pop of the red trike make it so great!!!

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  7. Everything about this piece is amazing. Love it!

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