Tuesday, March 5, 2013

beachy blocks

Three more beach blocks from yesterday. They are tiny, so I'm using small brushes, nothing bigger than 1/2 inch angled, and as small as 3/0 for some of the work.  Tiny brushes never wear very well for me...seems i'm always replacing them...their tips get all bent out of shape. I am taping off the edges of these blocks with painters tape. This allows me to stay loose, because the biggest issue about painting small is the tendency to paint tight. i dont want that. I start each one from a reference, but quickly let it speak to me; changing the shapes, and colours ...I'm after the feeling not the detail.  
I'm listening to Life of Pi on audio book while i painting.  I saw the movie a number of weeks ago.  Then I really wanted to read the book, but knew i wouldn't have time, so audio is the solution for me.  It's well written, enlightening, deep and such an unusual story...really enjoying it.


  1. I LOOOOVE these little beachhouses!!! They are just my absolute favorite!!

  2. sounds like a lovely combination
    the paintings are so beautiful!

  3. Thank you Demie! I'm glad you like them.

  4. Hi there Holly! Thanks for your enthusiastic comment honey. I love doing them, there will be more ...


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