Friday, June 1, 2012

Studio Update.

With the weekend nearing, I thought it would be a great time to do a studio update and show you all what I've been painting this week. I managed to get a painting finished, start two new ones and do countless other behind the scene tasks, which I will not bore you with the details here.


 I present to you the gorgeous Shae! 

The finishing touches went on her portrait at the start of the week and I deemed the painting finished.

These two paintings below, I started this week.  One is of the local wadding pool at sunrise and the other is the start of a portrait of Luke with his Mater Little Miracles puppy.  Both are at the very start of creation, and I have lots to do on them in the coming weeks. I will keep you all posted on their progress.

Above is my palette (for P&P), it is a glass picture frame, I work with it on the table easel.  You may find it helpful to know the basic colours I'm using. They are (L-R) Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Light, Yellow Ocher, Cadmium Red, Indian Red, Cadmium Orange, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Perm. Rose, Chromium Green Oxide, Viridian Green, Cerulean, Ultramarine, Ivory Black.  I also have added Raw Sienna, Naples Yellow and Cadmium Yellow Deep to this particular palette for these specific paintings (especially the landscape). 

As a side note, for all those who follow along with the P&P party I hold, last week I questioned the future of the blog party and asked if anyone had any ideas for it moving forward or whether or not to continue it, and I was faced with no comments either way, which made me sadly think of fading out the party due to lack of interest. Since posting this result yesterday on the blog party showcase post, I have had a few people voice that they enjoy viewing the party and would be sad for it to end.  If there is enough interest, I will look at the possibility of continuing it, as it is something I enjoy too. So this is the time to speak up and leave a comment.

Linking with my friends over on Paint Party Friday, 29 Faces and Palette & Paint.

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  1. Loving your beautiful completed picture and your WIP's. Happy PPF, Annette x

  2. your works in progress look exciting and Shae turned out so beautifully... you have gotten a lot of work done in the last few weeks and they are just getting better and better... the way you capture light inspires me...xx

    1. Thanks Tracey, I feel like I'm not working that fast at all, I had hoped to have a landscape or two finished this week. Capturing light is one of my passions in painting, it makes me happy that you picked up on that. You have been super productive too. I've been reading all your blog posts, I love what you have been doing lately.

  3. Whauuuuu! It's great, I love colors it, the gaze, gesture, is a marvel and the brushstrokes so perfect... Saludos

  4. Your portrait of Shea is so beautiful! I love the light , the color, the eyes, the rumples...WOW

  5. Shae is totally gorgeous - she also looks like she's full of mischief ;)

  6. I love the way Shae turned out- so wonderful; especially her eyes! And I love knowing that I got see her throughout all her stages of development. As for P&P, I've really enjoyed being part of it, but I don't know how often I'll be able to participate over the Summer- with my kids around all day, my production becomes even slower! I don't know if that helps at all with your decision- but I see myself there on and off until August and then I'd be back in full swing!

  7. Shae turned out beautifully! Can't wait to see the WIPs as they progress. Your palette is amazing, thanks for sharing your colors. Happy PPF

  8. Shae is stunning! Wow! As for P&P, I have not participated but I often read the posts of those who did participate. They seemed to be enjoying it and I know I had fun seeing all the different palettes.

  9. Terrific shadowing on Shae. I am hopping over again from PPF, and do like it and always visit a dozen or so on Fridays.

  10. What a terrific portrait. I really love the personality you have captured.

  11. Beautiful portrait. Nice job! Happy PPF!

  12. Shae is adorable ~ very creative and love the start of the next painting ~ thanks, ^_^

  13. It's been fun to see this painting progress and it's turned out so wonderfully. Your work is stunning.

  14. Loving your painting of Shae!
    The hat is fabulous!!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  15. Your work is always amazing!!!
    Thanks for sharing the progress.

    Have a wonderful day!

  16. This first portrait is so so lovely...I love looking at all the layers of paint you used to bring out her features. the hat is a rainbow of wonderful color too. HPPF!

  17. Oh, your painting is so sweet! I love it! I haven't partipated in P&P but I think it would be a fun party to be involved in. :) Happy PPF!

  18. What a cutie Shae is and such a great hat! Looking forward to seeing the others as they progress.

    I find the pallettes fascinating but am never organized enough to participate.

  19. I enjoy the color contrast of your oil painting. The colorful hat brings our the liveliness of the child. Wonderful week. I do enjoy your P&P post and hope that you could find a way to continue with it. As mentioned before, I hope to join in as soon as I'm up with my painting skill. Good luck! :)

  20. I love Shae, you have really captured her cheekiness. I can't wait to see the wading pool finished. Spent many a day there, both when I was a kid and now with my kids.

  21. Shae is indeed gorgeous, love the strong colors on her head gear and her cute little face with your wonderful use of light!

  22. Shae is just amazing!! Beautiful is an understatement!! Love the hat too!! So adorable!!
    Great job!!

    Hugs Giggles