Friday, 30 October 2015

Small, Medium and Big

A Touch of Paradise
Unframed size 56cm x76cm
Thank you for your welcome home comments on my post last week. I have slipped easily back into the routine in my studio, painting every day when I can.
I started with a small work adding to my Etude series, capturing the face of a Giraffe from our day at the Dubbo Open Plains Zoo. This helped me get my brushes moving by keeping the subject simple.I followed with a little doggie portait which was a thank you gift. 
A medium work next painting a Kangaroo who had dashed across the road in front of our car.
Up next - using a full sheet of Saunders Waterford 425gsm paper and no pressure (hah hah just $15 a sheet) I painted a Bird of Paradise using some of the bright colours on my travel palette , colours I had taken to do the Fabio Cembranelli workshop end of last month. I painted the single stem flower first and left it over  night. When I looked at it the next morning I decided if I leave the white of the paper it will look a bit like a botanical study so I took the whole of the second day and my imagination to fill in the entire sheet with an abstract background.What next - I am just finishing a first in a new little series and will share this next time.
The Long Etude
27cm x 35cm
Rex
20cm x 28cm

The Dash
27cm x 52cm


16 comments:

  1. I seem to love everything you do. I enjoy the variety of your subject matter and the obvious pleasure you take in watercolor. I really am fascinated by kangaroos so your painting, The Dash, held me fascinated by how you caught the movement.

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    1. Thanks Julie, I have decided that I will paint anything that makes me smile, nothing deep and mysterious in my work just joy, I a glad this is coming through

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  2. It worked out perfectly painting around the Bird of Paradise! Brave to set in to do it. I always love your animals and the Dashing kangaroo is special.

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    1. Thanks Sherry, I think he is a lucky Kangaroo, I cannot believe the carnage we saw on our country roads recent travels

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  3. Your brushes are busy, and so productive, Lorraine! I know how you feel about a large endeavor - but I feel that way whenever I do half sheet - I've never even tried full sheet. Beautiful job on all you paintings. Looking forward to see what's next ....

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    1. Thanks Terry, I have been wanting to try a full sheet and must admit it was hard to work on as you dont get back from it enough. I will try more as we never stand still do we?

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  4. all the subjects handled so well. Stay busy keep painting.

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  5. I love all your paintings, especially the Giraffe ! You are really busy :-)

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment Ute, most appreciated

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  6. You have come back filled with energy. Love these, especially the bird of paradise which reminds me of my sister, and the giraffe. I love it on the music paper. Do you select particular pieces of music to use or is it random?

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    1. Joan, I have trie quite a few bits of music or books but most dont have sizing maybe suitable but this old 1937 cello etudes I have are aged but they dont soak up the water at all. Painting is different on them a bit like on hot press paper

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  7. So many lovely works,you have really been catching up ! Love the look of the giraffe and the dog , so cute !

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    1. Thanks Jane, I certainly get in the zone and them am very prolific

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  8. Preciosos los animalillos y estupenda el ave del paraiso. Todo un derroche de arte. Abrazos

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    1. Thank you Antonia, I used google translator, I appreciate you commenting

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