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On the Easel Today – Mon 28th Feb 2011

Monday, February 28th, 2011

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“Argive Helen” – More practice with Venetian painting techniques.  The figure has had its 2nd glaze of local color. Once dry more work is required to further enhance the color and to bring the figure and background together. Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches.

Spent the weekend making up canvases and toning them. The linen is so strong you could sail a boat with it. Also had an urban photo shoot with Jaq. Paintings coming soon…

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New Paintings on Display at the Ship

Friday, February 25th, 2011

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I have 7 paintings on show and for sale at The Ship, Edinburgh. Why not treat yourself to oysters, champagne and some original art.

Check the paintings out on the Exhibitions page:

http://www.dmacart.com/exhibitions/

The Ship On The Shore
24-26 Shore,
Leith,
Edinburgh EH6 6QN

http://www.theshipontheshore.co.uk/

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On the Easel Today – Thur 24th Feb 2011

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

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“Cheongsam” – Work in Progress. This is the end of the second painting. Will now leave to dry. May scumble and glaze on this later or might leave it as is.  Oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches.

The model is Kim who will feature in a new series of paintings entitled “Anatomical”.

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On the Easel Today – Wed 23rd Feb 2011

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

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“Cheongsam” – Work in Progress. This is the end of the first painting. Will now work on defining the features, adjusting the contrasts of tone between the light and shadows, brightening the color and working on the edges in the 2nd painting.  Oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches.

The model is Kim. She will be the featured in my next series of paintings, the working title will be “Anatomical”.

I have just taken delivery of linen and stretchers from Russell and Chapple so will get stuck in to making up some supports for the next series.

My thoughts go out to all the suffering people in Libya and New Zealand at the moment.

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On the Easel Today – Mon 21st Feb 2011

Monday, February 21st, 2011

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This painting is called “The Madonna” it is 20 x 16 inches, Oil on Canvas. I have been studying Venetian painting techniques recently and the first under paintings were produced with Black, White and a little Red. This has just had its 2nd glaze of color. It will now need to dry out before the next stage which will probably be a light scumble to get some pearly flesh tones. The current Scottish weather means the drying out will take quite a while.

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On the Easel Today – Fri 18th Feb 2011

Friday, February 18th, 2011

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“Among the Willow” – Work in Progress. This is the end of the second painting. Will now leave to dry before glazing with richer and deeper color in the next painting.  Oil on linen, 24 x 18 inches.

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On The Easel Today – Thurs 17th Feb 2011

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

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“Among the Willow” – Work in Progress. This is the end of the first painting. Will now work on defining the features, adjusting the contrasts of tone between the light and shadows, and working on the edges in the 2nd painting.  Oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches.

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On the Easel Today – Wed 16th Feb 2011

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

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“Kimono” – Work in Progress. This is the end of the 2nd painting for this picture. Will leave to dry and then work on coloring with some scumble and glaze touches.  Oil on canvas, 14 x 12 inches.

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On the Easel Today – Tues 15th Feb 2011

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

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“Among the Willow” – Work in Progress. This is the first painting. Will now work on the flesh-tones while the painting is wet and hope to conclude the first painting by the end of today.  Oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches.

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On the Easel Today – Mon 14th Feb 2011

Monday, February 14th, 2011

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“Guardians of the Golden Steps” – Work in Progress. Lots more work still required on this. The left-hand figure has had an initial  scumble and glaze. Right-hand figure needs same work. Background will be a flight of golden steps. Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches.

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