Saturday, July 31, 2010

Work in process for Rose Cottage.

I should have stopped painting this morning as I have lost the freshness of the water colour paint. I have decided a lot about the painting with this study so will try again before committing to the canvas. I am still waiting for it's arrival.

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Monday, July 26, 2010

House and garden

Recently my friend, Helen  Peacocke asked me to paint a 'portrait' of her house as it was going to be obscured by infill buildings on her neighbour's land. I offered the above two sketches for her to choose from. 

She asked for version 1 cropped to the top of the chimney and to just below the cats. She then described how she would like her pets included in the painting.

She liked the above drawing but 'Pythius' her companion dog asked to be slimmed down slightly.

The ratio of her chosen view is not a standard canvas size so I phoned Jackson's Art after getting confused by the measurement sizes for ordering in their catalogue.  I found 'Joe' to be very helpful and hopefully the canvas should arrive in a week's time. 

I plan in the next week to refine the drawing and print it onto watercolour paper for colour studies.  My printer uses 'DuraBrite' ink which is vastly expensive but as it is both water proof and light proof allows me to paint over the print with watercolour paints.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Washing up finished

Washing up is finished
canvas, acrylic, oil, artificial gold leaf
18. x 12. 
Lorna Marrison

This started as a straight forward painting of a friend's kitchen sink. The more it developed the more I wanted to move it into anther place. So the coolness that reminded me of the unused big kitchen of my childhood home slowed time down and the view through the window has become the long gone Eynsham Abbey.

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Jill is the face of 'Out'

'The Face of Out'
Canvas, acrylic, oil, artificial gold leaf
18 x 12 cms
Lorna Marrison

I like this one. Allowing the strokes to show is strong and powerful. Jill's crown of the word 'Out' is in the gold leaf but it's shine caused it to bleach out in the photo.  

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