It's been a busy few weeks for us preparing for our daughter's birthday and wedding, as well as getting ready for the Christmas Holidays. The upshot is that I picked up my iPad after quite a few months as it was difficult making time to get in my studio for any length of time. The iPad is so convenient when you are busy - no mess, no fuss just get straight on with it. I have to produce a couple of paintings featuring animals for an exhibition at Gallery Forty-Nine from 7th March to 31st May so this was an ideal way to practise some ideas before getting back in my studio in January. If you have looked through my paintings you will have noticed that I hardly ever put animals (or people for that matter!) in them. Two reasons - first I want it to be 'your' painting peopled or animaled(?) by your imagination, and second - if you put especially an animal in - it has to be right or the whole thing can be ruined. So a great way to work some things out here on the iPad. I have tried to replicate the colours and techniques I use in my watercolours hence the title - "Rainbow Paintings". This is "Rainbow Winter" and if you want to see a very speeded up version of how I did it please have a look at this YouTube video:
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Professional artist now semi retired and enjoying being eccentric!