Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Palette - a painting?

This is a photo taken of my used palette!

I use black polystyrene containers to mix my acrylic paints and sometimes, the abstract leftovers are much more interesting than the actual painting!

I then cut out the interesting parts before they get thrown away,and use them as a starting point for the next new painting, using the colours as a starting point.

This gives me a defined few colours with which to start. In the next blog I will show how this was added to a painting.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Richard Hawley

Richard Hawley
This is a quick sketch I did of Sheffield singer and songwriter Richard Hawley.
He has THE most amazing voice....go and listen


His songs have great meaning for me and listening to the words of his songs while I am painting is the best therapy ever!

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life…Music and cats - Albert Schweitzer