New Painting Video – It’s been a while!

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I've just uploaded a cut-down video of the painting process of one of my little alla-prima still life paintings.

A little bit rusty with my video editing skills and still trying to navigate the new camera, but you get the gist!

This little guy is up for sale on Bluethumb at the time of posting, but these ones haven't lasted for long on there! Edit - Sold Already!!!

Using oil on aluminium panel, I really enjoy finishing these in one sitting - it's an excellent way to hone one's brush skills. The shadow box that I use to light the subject is very helpful to keep my eye focussed plus brings out those shadow shapes perfectly.

The other bonus of painting these and seeing them move so quickly is that I now have an excuse to buy more, uh "reference material", and as such can claim lego purchases on tax...

The joys of being a professional artist!!

99 paintings of bottles of beer – Beer 14: Eagle Bay Vienna Lager

Beer number 14 in my 99 paintings of bottles of beer series - another West Australian craft beer from down in the South West - "Vienna Lager" from Eagle Bay Brewing Co

This ones a Bavarian style lager, brewed with rainwater and solar power, good on em!

The camera really blew out the oranges for some reason and I can't seem to correct it properly.
Here it is ready to go along with the paints used. That Maimeri Medditeraneo Trinacria Orange was perfect for the label on the bottle, hard to find another PO62 so I've got a better version of this pigment, this one is a bit grainy but it did the job.



99 paintings of bottles of beer – Beer 12: Return of the Dread

The twelfth painting in my 99 bottles of beer series, another Aussie beer, the first in this series from Fremantles' own Little Creatures Brewery, where I held my very second ever exhibition in 2005 - "Return of the Dread" domestic extra stout!

This one is a seasonal beer,only available for three months (during winter) this one is my kind of beer and at 7.2% it meant I had to stop at two beer paintings for the night...

I could have done without the Red Umber again I guess, the beer is almost black! (as it should be, yum)

12 down, 87 to go...

Cheers mate!

99 paintings of bottles of beer – Beer 11: Cobra Premium

The eleventh painting in my 99 bottles of beer series, Cobra Premium.
Founded in 1989, it's blend of water, malted barley, yeast, rice, maize wheat and four varieties of hops to produce a smoother, less gassy lager.

And below the colours used, I'm still being a bit lazy using both Burnt Umber and Red Umber, but I suppose I'm trying to paint them quickly so I've got an excuse. That Williamsburg Alizarin Orange is starting to come in pretty handy, I better buy a bigger tube next order..


99 paintings of bottles of beer – Beer 10: Lucky Buddha Beer

Beer number 10 in my 99 paintings of bottles of beer series - Lucky Beer, or depending on where you purchase it - "Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer"
With a name like that, and a bottle like that, I had to do it...

And below - here we go ready to paint, third one for the night so the palette is a bit of a mess.
Incidentally, I'm painting all these on aluminium panel, which I prepare with one coat of 3in1 all purpose metal primer, then one coat of Oil Prime, then wash with a red oxide.

Eleven colours this time, but I had to push around a bit to capture the different greens and reflections in the green, I was also trying to kick my newfound (potentially expensive) addiction to viridian.

That Lefranc Transparent Indian Orange has become my go-to colour for both the darkness of the actual beer, and the majority of the paper bag area, a very useful paint.
First time I've actually used the Old Holland Phthalo blue ( well they call it Sheveningen blue) even though I've had the tube for a while - a bit weak for a phthalo, but maybe thats a good thing? I'll have to play around with this paint a little bit more.

Ten down, 89 to go!!

gan bei!

99 paintings of bottles of beer – Beer 9: Bootleg Brewery Prohibition Pils

Beer number 9 in my 99 paintings of bottles of beer series - We're back to Australia with a beer from Bootleg Brewery in Margaret River!

This one is Prohibition Pils, better tasting than the previous one to me, that might have something to do with the imported Saaz and Hersbrucker hops and good down-south rainwater used to brew it.

You can read all about the history of Bootleg Brewery and the 6 generations of WA settlers before them here , cause I can't be bothered sifting through and re-typing the relevant bits, it's 2:11 in the morning and I've got another beer post to do after this...

For some reason I can't get the pic quite right - the colours are off making this look more orange than the painting actually is..

below is it in the shadow box going warm while I paint it
(I really hope that's what those things are called)

And below - I cut down on colours cause the label is black and white!
I could probably get away with one or two less yellows/oranges but the subtle colour changes whene the poured beer is in front of the lit up paper bag make having those extra colours useful

cheers mate!