Wednesday 10 January 2018

Joseph Roulin

The second of my studies about Vincent was his oil painting of his friend Joseph Roulin. This is his painting above.
A scary project to try as there is so much detail and so much to go wrong.
Under the guidance of Jeanne Oliver I had a go, and was surprisingly pleased with my efforts. 

I began by making a sketch in charcoal.

Next, I white gessoed over the whole thing and then added some umber acrylic paint both on Joseph and for the background.

Next the green background and touches here and there.

Worked on the face and beard and began to create the wallpaper.

And my finished piece. I have learned loads about mixing his colours and layering for depth. Enjoying a great course and I am going to do more work inspired by Vincent. 

Woman Knitting

A few days ago, I embarked a new online course by Jeanne Oliver entitled, Studying The Masters.
First to meet is Van Gogh.
I learned something about the man, his influences etc and then Jeanne sketched and painted her version of the woman knitting. Here is my version. Happy with it.

Friday 5 January 2018

52 card, week one.

Happy New Year everyone!
I have been sadly lacking in the blog department recently, but hope that the new year will bring fresh vigour and inspiration.
I am joining in with a 52 card challenge on a group led by Chris Cresswell and here is my first card.
I don't usually choose to work so small, so, I am somewhat out of my comfort zone, but, that is good.

I began by covering my card with a selection of neutral fragile papers and washed over them with sepia ink and a baby wipe.
Next, I added some Grungepaste circles and coloured them with Black Knight infusions. 
I rubbed over the circles with treasure gold and "Frantaged" the edges of the card with Heat embossed powders.
To finish, some gold lace , a couple of characters from TH Christmas art dolls, which I coloured with portfolio pastels, and words from Chitchat. 
only 51 more to create!
I would like to enter this into the PaperArtsy ATC challenge.