Friday, 29 May 2015

`Alert for Danger' - Latest Painting

This is my latest painting, painted at an AVA `catchup session'. Actually I missed the previous two so didn't have anything to catch up. I'm increasingly inclined to mainly confine my subjects to animals. birds and portraits. 


 Alert for Danger -16" x 12" centenaire 140lb (300gsm) not

I only decided what to do when I was at the AVA session. I first made a drawing using a Pentel  No7 2B mechanical pencil with my version of Charles Reids contour drawing technique. I really don't like over finished paintings so it's a sort of vignette.

Colours used were Raw Sienna, Gold Ochre, Raw Umber, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Violet and for the greens, Green Apatite. Green-Gold and Sap Green, various makes. The darks were a mixture of Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Umber

I only used three brushes, Escoda retractable Kolinsky no 10, Isabey retractable Kolinsky no 6 and Rosemary retractable No 6. 

It's a modest little painting but I'm quite pleased with it. 

4 comments:

Mick Carney said...

Lovely faces on your subjects and your usual colourful rendition.

Peter Ward said...

Thanks Mick. I did concentrate on the faces using the Reid mantra `small areas of detail, larger ones of generality

Annie said...

Is a retractable brush the same as a travel brush? I've never heard of a retractable brush, but I am just beginning. Please tell me more about a retractable brush.
Thank you.

Peter Ward said...

Yes they are one and the same. I just tend to call them retractables.