Acrylics on canvas 24″ x 24″ based on a photo I took on the New Year day 2013. I still remember it was a cold dull day, the swan floating towards me gracefully.
Acrylic on 20″ x 16″ canvas from a photo taken a few years ago on ship Polar Explorer.
This year the camellias are particular good. The white one, I believe it is called Camellia Japonica, is the first to open. The below is a 8″x8″ acrylic study on canvas board.
Milky way with imagine seascape. Acrylics on A1 board. I watched a video demonstration on Youtube programme called “Painting with Jane”. She painted the milky way with very closed-up stonehenge. Initially I was tempted to follow her but with a more distant stonehenge group. However, after painted the sky I changed my mind to add some waves at the bottom instead.
I have been playing with this painting for a few weeks. I think I have done with it. It is a A3 acrylics on paper. The good thing about acrylic is you can change your mind and go over it again and again.
I have joined a new painting group last term. We have a group leader who set the theme but we are freed to choose media and subjects. I am very pleased with this approach as it encourage us try things we would not think of otherwise. The follow two are both acrylics I started in the group but finished at home. The tree is done totally with palette knife except the shafts of light. The pumpkin was drawn with charcoal on a yellow thin acrylic background then used black acrylic to outline the objects and shadows. The painting was done by applying acrylic with brush and finished off with thin glaze.
One thing I learnt is that I have to take time looking and thinking in the process of painting.