This painting of these beautiful goldfinch, is one of my few watercolours as I prefer other mediums. However I don't think it turned out too bad.For sale mounted and framed with a one inch white mount and one inch white moulded wooden frame.
Just starting a new picture and I am going to try to remember to post pictures as the painting progresses. This is the drawing,for which I used the grid system to transfer the image from a smaller photo. You can see the remains of the grid after erasing as much as possible, the paint should cover the rest.
After a very long break I am back to using oil paint, I had forgotten how vivid the colours can be and the ease of blending colours together. This is the first in a series of three and I will post the other 2 in a few days.
Monday morning, 21st May, it's raining, but this is Ireland, we expect it to rain, so make the most of it, at least we won't die of thirst.
Had a nice surprise yesterday evening, my wife said she heard a Cuckoo, haven't actually seen or heard a Cuckoo in the village in 40 years of birding here. Luckily it started calling again and I spotted it in a Sycamore tree in the garden next to mine.
I'm back working with coloured pencils on my Birds of Ireland series, Only about 400 left to do.Lol
Here's a work in progress, "Song Thrush" using coloured pencils on Bristol board.
Another painting using ink pigment, I really like using this medium, the colours are so vibrant and I find them easier than watercolours. Going through a phase of boats at the moment, which I love, although I'm a lousy sailor.
Whenever I am struggling for inspiration I turn to the harbour in Ballycotton. With all the different boats, most commercial fishing boats , others waiting for their weekend owners to take them out on a pleasure trip, I never fail to see a potential painting. For this painting I used my (at the moment) favourite medium, ink pigment, with a small amount of acrylic for some of the smaller details.
Back to the coloured pencils for a while, a view of Kinsale from an image I took a few years ago. Can't begin to count the hours that went into it but I think it was worth it. I have taken photos of the work in progress which I will post if anyone is interested.