Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Commisions Available - Oil Portraits

I will be available for portrait commissions soon, if you would like to find out more please contact me at and I will answer any questions.


Allison Lowe

p.s here are some smaller examples of my work

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Free Sketch

Sometimes the most frustrating thing can be compositions that are impossible for me to construct right now...I love my ideas when the only certain element is a line at a certain angle (swooping in from both top corners of the canvas) and the colour deep plum red.


Saturday, October 10, 2009

part of an idea for a painting

I;ve got something I'd like to work on but I don't know if it will work really well...or if it will just be an ok painting.

i think it would be beautiful if all the elements aligned and there was an explosion of intense colour and movement and if the colour was enhancing a female would be an alive painting. I think I need to have this idea come to fruition otherwise it'll bug me.


WIP Night Painting

more progress on this painting! I'm really enjoying this. I've still got so much to learn about subtle shifts in colours and trying to view the image as a whole.


p.s photographing a black painting at mid day is really hard sorry.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Rich Colour

I have just discovered my copy of a little book containing work by Degas.

I feel like I understand him more now that I have completely fallen in love with colour.

I especially love women dressing...those rich, intense, savage oranges and reds teamed with soft warm linen whites and dark raw umbers.

I don't know i even painted before as I was so afraid of colour! It now makes me delirious...especially when I catch a bright colour in the corner of my is an amazing feeling...


p.s I think I will try colour studies before i even put pen to paper and draw design sketches.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

progress on night time painting

well the first image is the colour I ended up toning the canvas with.

I have just started laying in the dark masses and i'm still trying to get the subtle coloursín the dark masses just right. It is quite strange starting a canvas with so little does however draw my attention to the angles which I enjoy thinking about a lot.

so far so good.