I'm doing a 'demo' and an informal 'artist talk' in conjuction with my 'Childscape' exhibition. It's this Saturday (5/9) at the Pine Rivers Art Gallery 2pm to 3-30pm. It's something I've never done before...how do you show someone how you paint in less then 2 hours.
What I thought I might do is take a few different canvases painted at different stages. Over the past couple of months, I have also taken photos at different stages...both with my pastels and oil paintings. The following photos are stages of an oil painting, canvas size 40 x 50cm. Its just about completed...
1st stage-I like to get all my darks in...I use permanent mauve or alizarin or yellow ochre...it all depends what look I'm after...'cool' 'warm' etc.
2nd Stage-I do a full 'turpsy' wash...an underpainting...very loose at this stage. I then leave this for a couple of days to dry.
3rd stage-painting is now nearing completiton...I love it at this stage...it comes alive! I've still got to complete the right side of the 'artwork', the 'figure' in blue and finish highlighting. I will leave this for my demo...hopefully this will give everyone a general idea of how I 'paint'.