Common WIP 2

This might be finished but I will leave it on the easel over night, I will probably fiddle with it in the morning.

I took this image with my ipod, using a neat little app called “DocScan HD”. It is designed for scanning documents and has a built in perspective adjustment. This allows me to square up the picture and is much easier than downloading onto my computer  and opening Photoshop etc. However, the quality leaves a bit to be desired and makes my oils look a bit like watercolours. This actually has quite a lot of texture and more saturated colours than I am able to get here. I will use my Canon when I photograph the finished work.

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Lighthouse WIP

Lighthouse WIP

Here is a new work-in-progress. The canvas is 16″x20″ and I am painting in oil. The subject is one of the Port Dalhousie lighthouses which I gather is under threat. I don’t know much about it so I will need to do some research. I have put a couple of hours into it so far and it as probably about a third complete.

Work in progress

I don’t often post WIPs, mostly because every time I do I seem to change my mind or abandon the piece altogether. Not only that but I am posting this from my iPod, not an easy feat but I wanted to try out the WP app and I used a nifty scanning app to take the picture.
This is going to be another in my morning on the river series, larger than usual at 16″x20″. If it works out I will keep on with daily updates.

Orchid

orchid

This tiny orchid traveled back with me from Puerto Rico. I pulled it off an orange tree and it was in a pocket of my shorts. I have been nurturing it for four months and it has finally repaid me with this delightful little flower, only a centimetre or so across. The pencil gives some idea of the scale.