Sunday, August 30, 2009

been busy,

I've been pretty busy planning and sketching and thinking about this house I am meant to be builing. I've scrapped the old plans. the big 15m x 15m house and now I just want what I originally wanted...small...painfully cute and simple.

So I am hoping to gather rocks from my folks 60 acres at Woodbridge and learn how to build stone walls and construct an A frame house that is about 6x9m and with a loft bedroom and a fireplace. I guess it reminds me of Ireland a little but with the rock being of a Southern Tasmanian colouring I think it will look good.

But I am also thinking about buying a few pallets of second hand slate I have seen for sale.hmm. wind+slate = probable disaster...but geee wouldn't it look nice?

I can't wait to start fixing the garden with Ben and planting the dogwoods, maples and all the other plants. It's thoroughly stressful paying so many fees to just get approval for house plans.

I am resizing some reference photos toomorow so I can continue the Snug River painting and also add a figure into the ladscape.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Painting and getting sunburnt

It is such perfect weather today so I took off and went painting down by Snug River.

Things I didn't need:

things I need for nex time:

a complete set of paints.
Raw Umber and Cad. Yelliow and more red.
a clean rag
bring palette knife
better camera.
straw hat.

It went ok. I still don't 100% enjoy the panic I feel when I paint outside...but I do admit it is more intense than working in a studio.

note: figure and dog will work well in the composition.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

preliminary drawing-Snug RIver

probably about week 6.

I overlooked the overall colour palette when I started...I'm not sure on the yellow brown.

I do however like the addition of the pastel plastic chairs in the background.

still work to be done on shadows and some of the sharp edges of the painting and also adding a bit more body.