Thursday, 22 December 2016

The Fountains At Night

6x6" acrylic on canvas board. $20. Available here

There are several little fountains in the town centre- a group of little jets of water, springing up from the pavement. At night they're lit by coloured spotlights, giving them a beautiful glow, and they reflect wonderfully on the wet ground. This was a real challenge to paint and I'd like to return to the subject at some point, maybe on a larger scale so I can show them in more detail!


Wednesday, 21 December 2016

The Town Centre At Christmas

5x7" acrylic on canvas board. $20. Available Here

This is another of our town's Christmas trees, this one is on a main shopping street. I had to exaggerate the height of the buildings to make the composition balanced, because it really towers over everything otherwise!

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Christmas Lights

6x8" acrylic on canvas board, $22. Available Here

Several of the main roads in town have been decked out with colour-changing canopy lights- they look fantastic! I really enjoyed wandering around and seeing all the decorations against the dark sky- I don't usually go out in the evening so it was a lot of fun! There was a great atmosphere in town, too- lots of people out shopping, or stopping in a sheltered spot for a chat.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Christmas Tree, Broadway Gardens

5x7" acrylic on canvas board. $20. Available here

I've really been enjoying painting night scenes lately, so expect quite a few! They're extra fun at Christmas, with all of the festive lights. Here's one of the big trees decorating our town centre- the building you see behind it is the old town hall.


Saturday, 17 December 2016

Pointsettia

6x8" acrylic on canvas board. $22. Available here

Pointsettia plants make such fun subjects- but the bold reds can be challenging. Trying to lighten and darken the colours without losing vibrancy teaches you a lot about colour mixing!


Thursday, 15 December 2016

Christmas Shoppers

4x5" acrylic on canvas board. $15. Available here

I felt like trying a different subject, so here's something you don't see very often from me- a sort of 'street scene' with figures! Here, Christmas shoppers head out into the rainy evening with their bags. You can see the shopping centre's entrance decorated with icicle lights in the background.


Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Ornament

4x6" acrylic on canvas board, $20. Available here

Something a little seasonal! I snapped a couple of photos of the ornaments on our Christmas tree, lit up by the multicoloured lights. Great practice at painting reflected light! I really enjoy the bright, warm colours as well, such a contrast to the greys and browns of the landscape outside...

Monday, 12 December 2016

Sea Sparkle, Molunat

5x4" acrylic on canvas, $30. Available here

Trying to capture that light-on-water effect! Yet another Montenegro painting inspired by Virtual Paintout. I think I'll paint a few more and then decide which ones to submit to the VP blog.

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Sunday, 11 December 2016

Little Boat in Kotor, Montenegro

5x7" acrylic on canvas board. $40. Available here 

Another "Virtual Paintout" in Montenegro- I really enjoyed painting these little boats, there are so many of them scattered along the waterfront and they're all calling to me, so I may do more little studies of them in future. I'm particularly proud of the composition on this one, though. And it doubles as an entry for the Mountains challenge on DPW!

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