Sunday, August 21, 2011

August Workshops

I did two workshops earlier this month - the first for Gallery 500 and the second for Albany Art Group. Here are the demonstration pieces I did in each workshop...

seascape workshop in oil

In this seascape, done with Gallery 500 at Terra Verde Gallery in Albany, I focussed mainly on translucent water and the colours required to make a convincing "white" in sunlight and shade.

landscape workshop in oil

I did this landscape with Albany Art Group. My main interest here was aerial perspective and shadow-sunlight contrast. The original is very warm as we were painting under mercury-vapour lamps which lean heavily toward blue-green and tend to suck the life out of reds and oranges. Consequently, there's a tendency to mix these colours more saturated than usual.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Quinninup Cow - Digital Painting

Another digital painting based on a photo I took earlier this year on the way home from Pemberton. I was particularly interested in the contrast of the sunlit "brick red" cow against all those cool, dark greens.

(Quinninup Cow. 1200x432px digital. © Andy Dolphin)