Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by Archimage, Jan 10, 2019.
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A couple of 'day off doodles'. First from Cascais (fancy coastal town close to Lisbon). There will be more about the train ride from Lisbon to Cascais on my blog within coming weeks, because it is a fabulous 40 Minutes. Passes through the supposed new hip barrios of Alcantara and Alges also.
A manipulated camphone shot of the funky monster building - home to Christies auctions.
A sketch and photo from local park today. Have been warming up for work.
That Brutalist beautiful thing is right on the edge of Cascais - picturesque little seaside town. The next glorious delight is the casino at Estoril. Hundreds of years worth of beautiful imaginations before. Anyone who enjoys architecture needs to visit soon. It is the unnoticed residential stuff that works for me. The grandeur (old and new) is great, but the thousands of coastal retreats are just brilliant.
Another Two today (A4 on watercolour paper).
Nice contrast between nature and man-made. Wonder how the architect and garden designer imagined things would be. The garden was redesigned. Not sure why.
The oak is a Spanish oak. Not to be confused witn Portuguese, or Cork oak which also grow locally. The richest man in Portugal died last year. His fortune came from cork. It is now safe in the hands of *Rhodesian banks. How safe would that be?
--// *Mozambique banks apparently. Not that it matters to me. Just thought it was worth correcting.
Bit fresh to be sat still working on the streets, so I have been half completing sketches on-site to complete in the warm with a mug of hot chocolate. I will post a finished Sao Paulo as and when.
Another from my local park.
I was down yesterday. Back up enough to do gentle work. Actual sketching, or painting, whatever accounts for possibly less than 10% of my time and effort. The real work is much more difficult. People just don't see it. They never will. So, you have to focus your value on your art, and your art only.
I am about to move up another level. Or, at least move up during this year. Lisbon is the right place to start right now. And, I am stuck here anyway
Still continuing my art journey into watercolours. I practise nowhere near enough (maybe five a year - lol).
In my illness I managed to finish one postcard of a krakow flower shop which I started in the autumn, and a study of an avocado (wet on wet exercise). I ended up really overworking the paper.
I've decided to venture into portraits. So far I'm. Not too unhappy.
I finished it..
It's the first painting Ive done I'm pleased with.
Finally feel like I'm getting there!
That's excellent. Who is she?
It's just a random portrait I found on the webs. She looks a little older in my picture.. Still not sure why.
I really liked her expression. Oozing confidence.
It's a great photo, and a great painting.
The Church on The Rock - Krakow
Watercolour and ink
That's a crackin picture
It's a fox, mate.
Some close ups from a painting I'm working on.
Oo! Nice! What medium are you using?
Acrylic and ink
Painted another thing.
This fucking tree is confounding me.
I am shit at trees. I guess its something I'll hsve to practise.
Get a 4" wide brush...
Doesn't work with watercolour.
Could be where you're going wrong. Just ask Bob.
Recent seaside sketch...I'm leaving as is.
Oil on board
One I'm working on... Killarney lake view.
Oil on canvas
Oil on board.
I painted my friend.
It's still watercolour but I mixed it up a bit with acrylic pen for hair highlights and ink for the frame. I then went a bit mad and took inspiration from stained glass and inked around some features. Topped it all of with a glitter frame to make it super extra ostentatious.
Note to self: still shit at trees (see background)
I made a face out of hash. hehe..
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