An older painting continued

March 6, 2010 § Leave a comment

I was already about to throw this painting away, because it was started with the wrong colors, but then I thought why not give it at least a try. If the colors (W&N Artisan) are going to crack, I can still throw it away, if not, maybe it turns out nicely.

If my memory doesn’t fail me I remember having read somewhere in the Artisan spreadsheets that those colors weren’t suitable for glazing techniques. I cannot remember the exact reason why, but my best guess would be because their whites could be made with safflower oil? Well anyway, since I’m a curious person and would like to see myself what will happen I decided to give it a try nevertheless.

This is my underpainting, it has been touch dry for a couple of days and tonight I’m going to start with the first few glazes.

copy after Bouguereau, WIP, oil on canvas


“White peonies” encore une fois

February 15, 2010 § Leave a comment

"white peonies II", 30 cm x 20 cm, oil on canvasboard

Do you remember this post? Yes, after almost two years I’ve returned once again to the same bunch of peonies. Yes, they’re artificial ;). The painting itself is not fully completed, I still have to add some highlights here and there and to sign it, however there won’t be any drastic changes to it anymore, so I thought I could just as well already post it ^-^.

Funny, how different the two paintings are. It seems I did learn a little something in the past two years, although I have to admit that I did not paint much in the meantime.

Back with lemon tea

February 14, 2010 § Leave a comment

Yes, I know, I’m bad. I’ve neglected my blog for a far too long time, but as usually there have been so much more interesting things to do than to sit down and paint something.
So I’ve decided to return to one of my favorite subjects lemon tea. It seems I always can get some nice paintings with that theme. Don’t know why, but it inspires me 😉

Message In A Bottle

January 12, 2009 § 1 Comment

It doesn’t happen often that I am proud of myself, but today I am :)! You wonder why? Well, I managed to pick up my brush again and started with one of those lovely little 1-hour-oil-paintings. Yay! Think I haven’t painted for about 6 months or something like that.


"message in a bottle", oil on canvas board, size ap. 11 x 7

By the way the beautiful ref for this painting originates from the WetCanvas RIL and was published by climber-man. Thanks!!!

Hopefully I will finish at least two more paintings this week :).

Psycho-pear in the land of dwarves

July 6, 2008 § Leave a comment

7 of 120 (land of dwarves), oil on canvas, 24 cm x 16 cm

Yay, I’m back to my 120 oil paintings challenge. Since I’m not counting the small stuff I wasn’t very pleased with, this is officially the number 7 of 120. And yay for linseed oil, too. I’m starting to get used to it.

The dwarfs in this painting that have taken Gulliver-pear prisoner are jelly bears. At first glance they seem so bouncy, tender and squeaky, yet they’re mighty dangerous! You start eating just one -and you find yourself in not time having eaten half the bag of sweets.
Will Psycho-Pear-Gulliver survive this adventure as well? I don’t know, but the next post will probably tell. ;-P

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