11.08.17 – On this stage I felt like I fail.. I didn’t liked how flower of flowering gum were looking like, so I decide edit them.. a lot of frustration went into it at that stage as I had problem with those flowers from beginning.. now they look like color splashes/bombs of red color without any definition or look that will indicate that it is Australian gum flower. Can you see in brush strokes how much frustration is there? That was not good day for painting flowers.
12.08.17 – Next day I was trying to fix damage that I have done.. no good results yet.. I had to leave this painting
18.08.17 – Finally after couple of days I like how flowers look like now! Hurray! What do you think about them? (Still tho work in progress)
It wasn’t best day for me today to paint.. almost like I had some clumsy art block.. I split gold paint on wood.. I paint elements then didn’t liked so I had to eraser them using wet rug… I was keep doing one step forward and one back.. at the end not much has changed.
Tonight “table” preparation : DCreating ghost of Cockatoo Bringing parrot to lifeLooking back at today work together with all previous paintings : )
Most of Avian on this painting are unfinished… as Cockatoo which is missing own claws and Fairy Wren that temporary loose its tail : P
Its been a while since my last post about this piece : ) I make a bit of progress and my lovely client Lisa seen the work in person already and she likes it! I wonder what she will say when she will see this massive magpie : D hope she will love this cheeky bird as I do (until they get mean and in evil way start swooping people and pull of their hair – expect this horror time they are actually cute, smart and not evil at all : D..) anyway to much blabla probably you would like to see progress : )
Hello everyone! I receive wonderful commission for coffee table : ) My mission is only to paint this beauty:
Client already have prepared base for her table.. where she gets those pretty legs from! I can’t wait how it will look like when it will be assembled together : )
Theme: Australian Fauna & Flora / Client garden with some of aves visitors.
List of visitors: rainbow lorikeets, blue faced honeyeater, striped honeyeaters, magpies, currawongs, butcher birds, azure kingfisher, kookaburra, tawny frogmouth, king parrots and a spangled drongo.
Favorite flower / tree: flowering gum
Sketch of Spangled Drongo and Kookaburra that I done when I was waiting for wood:
I find Flowering Gum to be challenging to draw/paint.. so I decide do something out of my comfort zone for practice how to draw this plat.. I have used PaperMate and Pitt artist pens to sketch this samples… (no ctrl+z : ‘D)
I will now probably make plan where and what I will want to draw on this piece of wood in Photoshop program.. or if that wont go to well then I will start sketching straight on the wood : )
Planing in the Photoshop did’t work out well .. so I move straight to sketching on the wood and here is sneak peak from today progress