Toning up the Glasgow gymnast tonight.
Doing this layer in oils mixed with a wee bit of thinner.
I've told you before that i do like to paint with either the radio or documentaries playing in the background. By chance the video below picked up Francis Bacon speaking about painting from photographs. More about this technique in a later post, but for the moment i'm going to get back to building up my hunky gymnast!
Hope you're having a creative time of it.
Art is all about connecting with people. I know as artists we sometimes play up to our lonesome in the garret type of reputation, but it's great to connect with other creative buddies. I'll usually spend one or two days a week over at my friend Tom's studio. You can see below the droll vibe that happens there. Always a good disco beat and he always feeds me well...sometimes too well as my wee belly can attest to!
Hope you're having a creative time and dancing to your own wee disco beat.
I've spent today copying my little sketch of the gymnast on to a toned canvas.
To help with proportion i divided the canvas up into thirds using some string. Fleshed out the canvas sketch a little and will go in and refine him a little more tomorrow.
Still at the underpainting stage where i'm using acrylic paint. Looking forward to blocking him in with oils though!
Have a creative day and speak soon!
I was saying yesterday that the idea for my next painting was based on a sketch i did last year. This is it below.
I've toned my canvas and marked it out with a rule of thirds grid, and tomorrow i'll sketch him on it with acrylic paint to see how he looks. Will pop up a pic of the results.
Today's lil doodle courtesy of a couple of brushes from the pixelmator app.
Have a creative day!
My flatmate was asking me yesterday what my next painting was going to be.
I couldn't nail it down to just one idea, so decided to sleep on it.
Well, I awoke today and totally had it figured out and it's related to the subject of one of my little sketches from Glasgow's George Square last summer.
Tune in tomorrow to see it start to take shape.
In the meantime here's my good luck 'happy new painting day' dance!
Have fun, be creative and speak soon!
Whit's he up tae noo?
The blog posts of David Brodie, a Scottish artist based near Glasgow.