Today was another wet and horrid day, thunder in the early morning with heavy down pours, I got soaked sorting the ponies. I got home pretty quick for a Sunday as I couldn’t ride, so I decided to paint, I wanted to get the oils out, but I have been feeling a little un motivated on the art front. I think just over tired from doing so much during my two weeks off, and wishing I could keep to that standard and pace, but realising having time to paint is important, and the limited time while working means I have rushed the last few pictures, and I think it shows. So today I got the charcoal and derwent tinted charcoal out, it’s less to clear away. My subject…..Leah my daughter ( she doesn’t know, and when she sees it I am sure she will not be happy, teenagers)! The finished picture has the dark background, but I have included the picture before I added it, I am not sure the dark background was a good idea, but as I drew on a yellow sheet of pastel paper, and I only had limited derwent pencil colours, I felt her skin tone was wrong, I thought changing the background would help with my limited palette of colours, and make her skin tone a little better…..not sure now. I also over worked the mouth, so just quit and pencils down before I wrecked it further. All in all I am fairly happy, it was done in one hour ish, but it is good practice for my people skills, and the faces I avoid.
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- 20x20 oil painting for Oakhaven hospice charity auction- viewings of all art works to be held at st barbs during Hampshire open studio week. ‘ Henrick’ was painted from a photo by Warren Eterington, thank you Warren for allowing me to use you photo, hopefully ‘Henrick’ will raise lots of money for our hospice. If you can’t pop along to the auction, silent bids can be made online nearer the time by contacting Oakhaven Hospice 20x20 art fundraising team. #hampshireopenstudios #twenty20art #oakhavenhospice #oakhavenartexhibition #painting #art #oilpainting #hareart #rebeccaevanscreate