Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Feedback - red eyed tree frog

"Great trade and the painting looked even better than I expected. "

Well, a little bit of self promotion can't be bad... This painting sold on Trade-Me (NZ equivalent of e-Bay) and that was the feedback given.

I'm having "issues" with my current tree frog painting and have now painted over the thing with ochre - ready to start again. Couldn't do that with watercolour...
The green paint I mixed didn't quite turn out as anticipated. It came out all kinda dark and milky (good for waterlily pads) whereas I like vivid and in-yer-face... But that's OK, the slight frustration has been sent to the 'experience folder' and I'm looking forward to the next creative session.

I primed a canvas board in greys and am going to do another pansy painting in the meantime. Looking to improve on the one done a while ago. So keep in touch and see it on this blog next week.

Art Expression - Peter Moulder

Monday, October 16, 2006

Creating a Body of Work and other such stuff

Filling in time on the weekend I looked for sites that might be useful to me in my latest art endeavours.
Came across THIS one which I found useful...
The title is: Develop a painting style and create a body of work for a gallery.
I think finding my painting style is going to be a little difficult without a body of work... The body of work I have at the moment amounts to a hodgepodge of different paintings in different media - watercolours and acrylic with nothing resembling anything like some of the requirements I've read in various articles. Art is meant to be fun and so it shall continue to be for me...
Notwithstanding that, I do realise the importance of sticking to a definite theme.
So the two themes I have decided to concentrate on will be my favourite red eyed tree frogs and Argave plants. By doing heaps of paintings on these alone, I hope to show my 'expertise' here...
Three canvases have already been primed - ready to experiment and have fun.

Art Expression

Monday, October 02, 2006

Red Eyed Tree Frog - FINAL Experiment - Acrylic on streched canvas 100x80cm


This is the final pic of the painting, "Red Eyed Tree Frog - Art Expression - Peter M" before it sold.
I touched up where necessary and defined the highlights.

Now I can focus on finishing the two other big frog paintings. . .

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