A few weekends ago I attended a portrait workshop at Barnet Guild of Artists’ studio.
In the morning I did a study of the model in pastel and charcoal.
In the afternoon I painted another model in watercolour.
First I did the underdrawing in pencil:
Then I started painting using watercolour:
Adding some colours in the background:
I was at the studio from 10 am to 3:30pm. It was a very productive and enjoyable day !
My painting ‘Wild Peacock’ has been shortlisted for People’s Choice Award in the Secret Art Prize, run by Curious Duke Gallery.
Would be wonderful if you can vote for my painting at http://www.secretartprize.com/2016/08/yumi-2/
I’m exhibiting 2 of my paintings at Hampstead Summer Festival Art Fair this Sunday June 26th. Please come along if you are in London 🙂
Sunday 26 June. 2016
11.00am – 5pm
Fair to be officially opened by David Baddiel at 12 noon
I have donated one of my artworks to a charity exhibition ‘Twitter Art Exhibit’ which will be held in New York this month. Pop into the gallery if you are in New York:)
TWITTER ART EXHIBIT: NYC
Benefiting Foster Pride’s “Handmade” Program
OPENING EVENT: Thursday, March 31, 2016 – 6:00 to 8:30 PM
Exhibition runs March 31st – April 21st
Trygve Lie Gallery
317 E 52nd St., New York, NY 10022
1 card for $35
3 cards for $95
Art piece I have donated
Just wanted to announce that my greeting cards are now available to purchase on Etsy. We ship worldwide.
Inside of the cards are blank so they are suitable for all occasions.
Please take a look:)
Collection of 3 cat greeting cards for £8
Individual cards from £2.50
Hello! Hope everyone is having a nice weekend.
I recently painted this portrait of a cat I saw in Croatia.
It was a friendly cat and I took a photograph of her relaxing on the street.
Based on the photograph, I started painting…
First I did the underdrawing in pencil, and then I started painting shadows in dark blue watercolour.
Painting tabby patterns with orange watercolour
Painting dark patterns in dark brown
Adding some lights with yellow waterclour
Adding some accent/texture with orange pastel
By the way I’m currently running a summer sale on my Artfinder shop. Please feel free to browse 🙂
Here is my new painting ‘Coast of Stonehaven, Scotland’
I painted this based on the photograph I took when I visited Stonehaven a few weeks ago. Stonehaven is a lovely seaside town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Here are some photos I took..
Dunnottar Castle was amazing!
This is the picture I used as a reference for my painting
After I had done the rough underdrawing, I used drawing inks by Winsor&Newton to start painting. I found they are great for painting the sea and the sky!
Next I used Conte pastel to paint the cliffs and the land
Used watercolours and inks to add more details and contrast to the picture
I wanted to keep it rather abstract, so I did not paint too much details…and here is the finished piece !