Sunday, October 22, 2006

I'm painting portraits of my parents for Christmas. And "ssshhhhhhhhhhhh" if you talk to them becaues it's a surprise! So today I finally drew them and figured out the angles and got the linework done. Next step is transferring them to the canvases and then paint! I'm planning on doing them in oil, I've only done one other oil painting and it turned out lovely if I do say so myself, so I have high hopes for these too!

They are going to be on two separate canvases, so you can hang them side by side so my dad and mom are looking at each other. (hahah obviously!) The canvases are 9x12, so not too big, but I have to get working on them to get them done for Christmas! Erin gave me a duedate for when she wants to see the line work on the canvas, and that date is next Sunday, so I think I'm doing well! Here, take a look:

So tell me what you think! I'll keep updating with the different stages as I paint. I hope to start this week. Cross your fingers for me!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Hello all!

Long time no talk! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and ate lots of turkey and pie. I sure did! I went up to the family cottage, and I didn't get to do any drawing but I DID get to do a little photography! I was playing around with my digital camera, and I finally figured out some settings I've been meaning to learn so it was exciting and I took LOTS of pics of leaves and nature and the like. So I'm gonna post those instead for you, hope you like!

I'm pretty sure this is my fav one, not too sure why, composition for sure, colour, and i just really like maple leaves! hehe

I also really like this one! My dad is all into making these rock formations, this is a close up of one. He finds rocks and gets one to stand on another, it looks pretty cool I must say. And trust me, alot harder than it seems!

Ok, nighty night.