Wednesday, 20 July 2011

If its in a list of things to do, I'm less likely to do it.

How the hell does that work? I thought making a list of things to paint would be some incentive to do some painting, and avoid those... 'I feel like painting but I don't know what to paint' moments. However, it has just left me scouring the internet for alternatives.

Random animal generator - WIN.

So here is an Emu.

The Flamingo was however a request from my friend Louise up in Liverpool to adorn her bare student room.
I think I'm going to experiment with some typography definitions of all these animals overlappping the background wash and white canvas.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Magpies rule.

One for sorrow, two for joy, three for a girl, four for a boy, five for silver, six for gold, seven for a secret never to be told, eight for a kiss, nine for a wish, ten is a bird not to be missed.

My Gran taught me that when I was really very little, and walking home today I saw the greenest magpie I have ever seen. After saluting it, I felt inspired to go home and paint.

This is done using only Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Pthalo Green, Yellow Ochre and just a touch of white. I stayed away from using black, as the bird itself isnt black and my colour mixing could do with some practice.