Sunday, August 29, 2010

Morris man in the Co-op

Morris man in the Co-op

Pencil drawing for the next canvas in my 'Out' series. So how is it 'Out'?

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Thursday, August 26, 2010


I have yet to get a good photo with my camera. I think it is because I wear vari-focal glasses. So, as always, I will wheel out my talented son with his better camera for a good photo at the end.

I have reached the 'step away from the canvas now!' moment as I need to let paint dry. I want to add the pinks next because I am worried how they will deal with the naples yellow I used on the stone. Painting is like controlling a class room of unruly children and making them work as a harmonious whole.

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Carnival Morning

Carnival Morning
canvas, acrylic, oil, 
18. x 12. cm
© Lorna Marrison

Carnival morning being celebrated early by being 'out' in the bar of the Red Lion. :0)

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

The DIY on gold

This is better then the last one but has still not worked. Sigh! I will leave it for a while and try for the third and last time another day.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Getting there

I have now moved on to oils mixed with medium. I am reasonably pleased with progress and am looking forward to using colour and opaque passages.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tracing the drawing to the canvas

Jackson's Art has sent the custom sized canvas and I am impressed with it's quality. Joe went the extra mile to get this for me. Good service always gets me as a returning customer.

The refined drawing was scanned and enlarged in Photoshop to the size needed. I am glad that I do not have to grid up a drawing anymore. However, I hate tracing an image because whilst it is accurate in outline it dies as a drawing; for less complicated pictures I prefer to draw direct. I am now painting the greyscale or grisaile under painting in acrylic paint which allows me to organise the darks and lights in the painting. When I am happy with this under painting I will continue in oil paint.

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