Glass with Lemon

#319 Glass with Lemon
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The first of a series of still lifes I am doing as I explore WetCanvas, a website for artists. This is a new stage for me, more on that.

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This print is in a limited edition of 25 Giclée prints on A4, 21 cm x 29.7 cm archival paper. The image size is 17.5 cm x 12.5 cm. The next available print is: 1/25 Purchase Print

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Jug 2

#205 Jug2
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This one popped out as I was thinking aloud about being bolder with my lines & colour. It is a sketch!

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This print is in a limited edition of 25 Giclée prints on A4, 21 cm x 29.7 cm archival paper. The image size is 17.5 cm x 12.5 cm. The next available print is: 1/25

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Jug – in digital pastel

#204 Jug
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I look at my recent still lives & feel a need for perfecting them & also loosening them up, and also that this is not quite the direction I want to go in. To do a still life first there is an “arrangement” to do lighting comes into that, and the lighting needs attention. I think I prefer to find things. One thing I like about this one is the attention to the backdrop, in the Teapot it was just digital paper, this time I’ve played around with pastels.

This print is in a limited edition of 25 Giclée prints on A4, 21 cm x 29.7 cm archival paper. The image size is 17.5 cm x 12.5 cm. The next available print is: 1/25

I guess I am influenced in these by Duane Keiser – as are many people in the Daily Painting group it would seem. I love his work & his flair – and he has boosted the ethos of Internet distribution. I respect that. I think he has his character in his images yet they are also very realistic. Compositions are good too. I will post one of his images here:

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Teapot sketch in digital pastel

#200 Teapot

Looking at the jug in the last two sketches led to this one. Still want to do the jug too. Clicking the pastel & setting it to very soft is how I did this one. Tried oils but that was too hard.

Here is a detail – me! A self portrait:

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This print is in a limited edition of 25 Giclée prints on A4, 21 cm x 29.7 cm archival paper. The image size is 17.5 cm x 12.5 cm. The next available print is: 1/25

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Christmas Lillies 2

#199 Lillies 2
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Same vase of flowers but re-done, finer, more time spent, who knows?

One thing that has happened using the “soft pastel” settings is that I feel confident I can repeat fairly easily what I am doing here. Every vase of flowers I see becomes a sketch in my head.he

On this occasion the flowers were not arranged symmetrically so the vase is not in the middle – disturbs me.

Now I am interested in the jug as well as the flowers. Something to follow through here.

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This print is in a limited edition of 25 Giclée prints on A3+, 33 cm x 48 cm archival paper. The image size is 28 cm x 28 cm. The next available print is: 1/25

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Christmas Lillies – flowers in a vase – a Kiwi thing

#198 Lillies

It is a real New Zealand kiwi thing as far as I know to have these big lillies out at Christmas time. I can’t recall having them in Australia, maybe they do now.

The origins of this sketch is a discussion about originality & the way the subject matter may or may not matter. I do a lot of ordinary subjects, why not a vase of flowers.

I thought the flowers would suit a red background. It seems a bit much, but I tried several others & nothing worked as well. This was done in one pencil setting, one width, one angle.

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This print is in a limited edition of 25 Giclée prints on A4, 21 cm x 29.7 cm archival paper. The image size is 17.5 cm x 12.5 cm. The next available print is: 1/25

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Blue Candle

#0161 Blue Candle

Blue candle in the bathroom. I watched this candle while relaxing in the bath, saw the light on the dark & had it sketched in my mind before I drew it.

I used the “pastels” button a lot and they work on the “black paper” background.

Now I want to do more candles and somehow clinch the deal, so that I can do them at will.