Friday, 17 May 2013
My Other Passion
No not dancing as I have two left feet and as a child I was left traumatised by weekly ballroom dancing classes, which I hated as I was appallingly awful at following the steps and I thankfully gave up after a term. I still remember having to dance to 'Billy don't be a hero' and the Smurf song LOL! Showing my age now!!
Painting, mainly oils and soft pastels, this one is painted in oils, oils are a such a forgiving medium as they take a while to dry which means you can rectify all your mistakes, I think I prefer oils to pastels as the dust from the pastels is so messy and countless times I have accidently squashed the pastel sticks in my carpet. People have always been my favourite subject, I find landscapes difficult so nearly all my work is figurative. I've never dated my paintings so I can't remember when I painted this but it was a few years ago LOL, doesn't time fly when your a crafter!
Excuse the marks on the paintings, they are reflections from the glass when I photographed them.
Saying that I have painted a few animals, this timber wolf was painted in soft pastels and was one of the first pieces I sold, not that I've sold many! But animal fur is rather tedious to paint so I rarely paint animals now as find the older I get the less patience I have.
Anyhow I still have a few more paintings to bore you with at another stage.
Take care and happy Crafting & I'll be back on Sunday with the latest challenge from FSC xx