Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Step up!

I hope I have stepped up to the mark. I've been trying to improve my standard of painting by pushing myself to try harder. No more of 'good enough' which can be such a bad habit to fall into. I think I'm getting there now with the following pictures though and these are the ones going to the shop along with some of my prints. Again they are miniatures painted on wood roughly 4x4inches square.

This is a copy of Merlin's ACEO.

My Lunar Moth, which is totally my own idea and design, so hands off please :)

and here is the process for my Green Man. I've always loved the Green Men I've seen in shops but never found one special enough to buy, so I'll find it hard to let this one go.

I started with a background wash of yellows,

and then gradually built up the details and greens.

Finally finishing with a green wash overall and picking out highlights and shadows.

I did actually like him most in the first picture and would like to do an Autumn Green Man in browns! Now that I've not seen anywhere :)

My time since my last post has been manic, so sorry for not being around much. After Thursday I get to have a little time off and put some much needed work into my Moleskin swap. More details of that later, but you can take a peek at the blog from my profile page.

I am so looking forward to half term and visiting all my lovely but neglected blog friends. I hope you have all been well and are looking forward to Samhain/Halloween, I sure am :) so TTFN and have fun all :)


Bovey Belle said...

LOVE your paintings, esp. the Green Man (and love the idea of the Autumn Man). Good luck with your trip to the Forest (this week is it?) I'll be thinking of you and wishing you success.

Gemma Mortlock said...

oooh green man is great! i love the green man i have one hanging in the conservatory to keep a watchful eye over all of us!
Thanks for the kind comments on my blog, will keep you updated about the christmas swap etc.
Are you planning to do a post about Pagan Halloween? i love your factual posts about Pagan and Celtic beliefs!
Hope all is well
Sending hugs

Pixiedust said...

Lovely new paintings, you have been busy. Looking forward to the autumn man painting. I'm off to a halloween party next weekend and really forward to dressing up, I'm going as an undead red riding hood, just to be different, lol. Can't wait until half term either as I'll have some time off work to get crafting. I hope you have a lovley week. ((((hugs)))) Pixie xxx

Yarrow said...

Thank you for the lovely comments, dear friends :) I'm off to the Forest tomorrow, which is why I'm sat at 10.30 finishing off!!! What am I like ;)

Hopefully back to normal tomorrow,


ps, Pixie, pictures pleeeeese :)

Tammie Lee said...

I very much enjoy your art! I took a peak at your etsy store and each piece is quite charming!