Monday, November 14, 2011

Bear Hug -- Finished Painting of a Child with Teddy bear

This is another painting which is just finished and yet to sign, but the light was good this morning for photo's so I snapped it and uploaded it here for all to see. That's it for loose ends and I can get back to clearing commission work from off the table. I am not the most prolific of artists but seem to be improving on that score and have turned out two or more paintings a month all this year so that isn't so bad when I consider how detailed and difficult some of them have been. It's now mid-November and I look back on this year, skill-wise and feel I have made good progress. I have attempted a number of really challenging paintings and although they took a long time, I am really happy with them except for very minor parts, and feel that I have pushed onwards a good deal in ability. That said, I have new goals and paths to follow on this artistic journey, which will challenge me even more, so keep following the blog if you want to see the road ahead with me. One of my goals is to create more interesting subjects for my paintings. So I will need to improve my life-drawing and my imagination somewhat. That's all for today, as always I welcome feedback on the above. Thanks and Enjoy it! --Jim

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Finished Painting -- Deer in Pine Forest

I have made some changes to improve this picture which was finished but just needed something else. So I added some deer. I really like how this painting turned out, and consider it one of the better ones of this year. I have to work on commission work this month now, so will have to finish one more, almost complete painting this week and get going on the commissions. Comments welcome on the changes to this completed painting, thanks Jim

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Paintings of Trees -- Sunlight through Pine Forest

Just a quick update to show my latest painting, "Sunlight through Pine Forest", which is based on a photo I used permission for from a scottish photographer. The forest is in the Scottish Highlands. I think I have painted a lot of trees this year and hope to concentrate on different subject matter, people and horses and street scenes and interiors more in coming months. I haven't been painting such scenes before so much and would like to explore them. This was a loose end started back in April, which I have now tied up and at this moment I am down to about two paintings in progress, where I had about six a couple of months back. So now I want to clear the decks before working on some commission work and any new stuff of my own. Enjoy this painting although my photo of it is not the best. I will be in the Marine Hotel Sutton on Sunday at an art and crafts fair from 2-6pm if you wish to see my work firsthand. In the meantime enjoy this latest effort and feel free to comment. Jim