Saturday, 25 July 2009

watercolour, soft and hard

This week at my art group I painted a number of aceo paintings where I set out to play a hard line image against a soft background.


This one, "moon thru trees" is very similar to the sunset series that I have been doing over the past couple of weeks. Not a lot to say really but I am quite satisfied with the recession of the foliaged trees.


"Distant Henge" Another based on Stonehenge, my son ( a bit of a new age freak) has bagged this for his bedroom wall. I have to say that I am very pleased with this one. As it is aceo/atc size it was quite difficult to paint the stones. But I do like the colour and the way it blends in the foreground.


"Lonely Tree" Back to trees - but I am really pleased with this one, it does seem to have a 3-dimensional appearance which I am pleased with.


"Yellow Sunset" As it turned out I rather liked the hard and soft edges that developed here - giving a sort of misty appearance, so I decided not to proceed with any further image and let it stand on its own.

Secondly for today, I am posting a digitally altered image which I have used for a "story" which I am writing for a challenge on PDA . Not sure if you can read it as a non-member ( although registration is free) but I have been quite carried away with this challenge and am surging ahead of the official time plan (?). I might even publish the travelogue/journal I am producing as a blog in its own right. I will have to see how long I can keep up the interest. But the story certainly offers scope for many images of life in a made-up land I have called Tristolaria. the characters and history arae giving me a lot of cause for thought. Anyway, here is the national hero, Anktu Robircha.... A water-damaged photo which had originally been used as the central image on the countries highest denomination currency note.


See you all again soon.


June said...

All are amazing. Stonehenge is my fave but then its a place i love and have enjoyed summer solstices in.
Hugs June x

Rosie said...

Love your ACEOs John. My fave is the yellow one, although Distant Henge comes a close second. If it were me, they'd all have been doodled on and there'd be no soft imagery!!
Your hero is an interesting one, to be sure... good luck with the tale! =)

Artyfax said...

Thanks to you both for your comments,

must admit Rosie that I am a little bit of a minimalist especially in my paintings

Linda said...

Great work, as usual. I really really like the tree with the purple background.