Thursday, June 19, 2008

Katherine of Aragon

4 x 6 inches, watercolor, gouache and gold ink, 2008.

Another portrait of the first wife of Henry VIII, in a different costume.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Pale Pink English Roses

Another in my series of pastel vintage English roses, inspired by the phenomenol roses of David Austin.

Hot Latino ACEO

ACEO, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, watercolour, 2008.

For this months WNW Group Challenge we were asked to paintn and image using a limited palette of seven colours - all other colours were to be mixed from those colours. My seven colours were raw sienna, cadmium yellow, cadmium red, alizarin crimson, cerulean blue, prussian blue and burnt umber.
It meant I couldn't depend on my usual skin tone formula and had to work a bit harder to get things right.

The Knot

"The Knot" is another one of my Hat Lady series. Done from the same clay model as the Key one, which is earlier in this blog.
Watercolor and ink ACEO 3.5" x 2.5 "

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Adam Bites The Apple

3.5 x 4 inches, watercolor and gouache, 2008.
Adam in the Garden of Eden about to take a chunk out of the apple that Eve has given him, the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, which had been forbidden to them. Once tasted they became aware of good and evil, and innocence was lost. Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Smiler ACEO

ACEO. 2.5 x 3.5 inches, watercolor and gouache, 2008.
An ACEO painting of a happy, smiling young man with an autumnal background.