Wow, what a week I'm having, it's brilliant. I went back to painting live at Gallery 150 yesterday, after a week's holiday, and found out that both of my paintings had sold. I was also lucky enough to meet both of the buyers which made my day, week, fortnight, year!! I was so excited yesterday that I forgot to take a photo of the work that I had done, so ended up missing a day.
I think I have almost finished this painting now, I have just got to mess it up a bit as it looks a bit to pristine. So expect some blobs of fat and bits of tomatoe and juice around it. I am also struggling a bit with the bacon so have returned it to the start (it looks a bit raw at the moment). I think this is about it's 5th layer now. It is also quite a lot bigger than I normally do and that might be why it's taking me longer.
Once again I had a lovely day painting at Gallery 150, Leamington Spa. I really enjoy doing it and meeting so many different, lovely people that come in.
I have started to add colour to the food now and this is the first layer done (only half of the bacon is done at the moment though). The mushrooms are all wrong but I will have another go at them tomorrow. I might have to add a slice of black pudding aswell as there is a gap which is a bit too big on the plate. I had to go and buy a tomato today because I couldn't remember exactly what they looked like, thought it was too hard to do so turned one of them over then managed to get the second one looking like it should anyway. My favourite bit at the moment is the puddle of tomato ketchup.
This is a painting that I have been working on at Gallery 150, Regent Court Shopping Centre, Leamington Spa. I started off with painting the mange tout and I am now trying to make it look like a plastic bag full of mange tout. It was quite worrying starting off because the vegtables looked ok and I had to put white paint all over them. If it didn't work it would have had to end up in the bin. That would not be good when working in the public eye. Colours used are raw umber, titanium white and sap green. There is also 3 layers of sap green on the mange tout.
At the start of the day Friday, the first bits of white are added.
This was the first coat of sap green being added to the underpainting of raw umber and white.