Saturday, 22 December 2012

MERRY XMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE


 Avon Valley Artists enjoying festive cheer at our last meeting in 2011. I'm the one behind the camera. We had a slight problem as it was found the oven in the kitchen was faulty - it didn't work so much of the food couldn't be heated up. Although not all are shown in the photos 20 members were present  - a good turnout.



From left to right, Sue, Pauline and Yvonne. Sue as well as being a member of the AVA runs Timsbury Art Group. Pauline also belongs to Whitchurch Art Group.


Father & Son 18" x 12" Fabriano Artistico 140lb (300gm) Extra White Not

I painted this at home this week. This is my second attempt, I scrapped the first one. I'm still not fully satisfied by any means as I'm  not quite getting the effect I want. I wanted a lighter effect, possibly the darks are overdone especially on the left hand bull. Too dark, too pale? It can be difficult to get the right balance. 

 After the initial drawing colours used were Quinacridone Gold (Daniel Smith PO49), Quinacridone Rust (Graham PO48), Cerulean Blue, the darks various mixes of Ultramarine Blue  and Burnt Umber, others were Raw Umber and Cadmium Red. A little white gouache at the very end when all was thoroughly dry. Isabey brushes the largest a No8..


Preliminary drawing for a self-portrait 16" x 12" Waterford 140lb (300gm) Not . I drew this a week ago and have still to set about painting it. I promise to post the result (well maybe) when completed.


11 comments:

Keith Tilley said...

Merry Christmas Peter.

I love the painting of the water buffalo.

Anns Art said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours Peter.

Peter Ward said...

Thanks Keith. Merry Xmas.

Peter Ward said...

Thanks Ann. Merry Xmas.

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Oscar Solis said...

Merry Christmas Peter and thanks for the blog that keeps giving.

Peter Ward said...

Thanks Oscar and the very best to you for Xmas and the New Year.

Yvonne Harry said...

I quite like the buffalo painting, Peter, although maybe you are right and the LH one is a fraction dasrk.
I look forward to seeing your self-portrait.

Peter Ward said...

Thanks Yvonne. I've done another buffalo one which I may post in the next day or two. I think it's better.
The self-portrait remains just a drawing. I haven't yet been in the mood to start painting it. I think I'm in a bit of a deja-vu mood at the moment.