Thursday, June 9, 2016

Navy Cadet

In between doing everything else, thought I would quickly post this.  I did a portrait course with an incredible portrait artist, Elize Bezuidenhout, and learnt so much.

The first is really a sepia rendering of the values - 

This next one I started with the skin colours 

And finally, the end result 
I took the original photo last summer on our week away in Langebaan.  A group of navy personnel were doing manouvres close to where we were painting and this chap was waiting for the rest of his group.

Monday, March 28, 2016

South African Birds

Done some time ago, a baby Yellow Tit, Cape Bulbul and Cape Robin.  All three visit my garden which I absolutely love.