Roses in Progress

Underpaintings…how I miss them when they’re gone.   The awkward, in-between stage:   The days are getting shorter here in the Southern Hemisphere – before I knew it the morning sun was gone. So painting was suspended due to shifting light,...

Work in Progress – Clare

I’m now working on another portrait: a generous friend who doesn’t seem to mind standing under a spotlight in the corner of my lounge-room, listening to my ten year old at trumpet practice. Somehow she still looks serene. *** Observant readers may notice...

Work in Progress- Pewter and Eggs

The last work in progress documented on this blog was really useful for me as a reference, and to see the outcome of a day’s work on a painting I’d been procrastinating about. So, here’s another one. Doesn’t look like much at the moment, does...

Work in Progress

I started this portrait several months ago. The subject has increased in stature since then, but the dress she wears was too big for her when I started so it might be a good thing (you can see how it hangs off her a bit in the painting). She was really a perfect...