Words from The Oracle

Words from The Oracle - The phoenix can only fly when its feathers are grown

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Daily Painting - Contemplating Flight

Contemplating Flight  - Painting number 18
Work in progress

Daily Painting - Original Oil Painting on Oil Paper 10x7 inches.

It's like painting a bronze angel. Going to take another day with this painting as I want to do the tones in her hair justice, which means glazes.

Update 03/04/13:-
So much for a day! Been working on the bronze angel for a year now, every now and then I add a glaze.
I think her face is nearly complete and I've just added the bright glazes to her hair.
Two weeks time when that is dry the darker glazes will go over the top. At the moment her hair is on fire.
She's come a long way from the original painting a year ago, but she still has far to go.
Elena xxX

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Daily Painting - Daffodils on a hilltop

Daffodils on a hilltop  - Painting number 17

Daily Painting - Original Oil Painting on Oil Paper 10x7 inches.

I woke up this morning and it was pouring with rain. I thought that I was going to have to stay indoors and paint fruit. At midday I went for my daily walk and the sky cleared and it has been warm and sunny all afternoon. I walked to the top of a hill and sat on the grass, well actually I sat on my bag on the grass as everything was still a little rain drenched. This is the view. I felt like the daffodils were sentinel watching over the landscape while I painted.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Daily Painting - Australis

Australis  - Painting number 16
Daily Painting - Original Oil Painting on canvas panel 9x6.5 inchesSOLD.

Caught this little kitten, ears back and all fluffed up, ready to pounce on a fly.
She is going to be trouble.

I'm off to watch a documentary on BBC 4 about cloudspotting. They've just said that our facination with clouds could come from when we are babies lying in our prams staring at the sky and now they're about to make clouds in a plastic bottle...
It's got my attention, so I have to run.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Daily Painting - Victoria Young

Victoria Young  - Painting number 15
Daily Painting - Original Oil Painting on canvas panel 9x6.5 inchesSOLD.
When I started this blog it wasn't my intention to paint a picture every day, I only meant to paint every day. But so far...every week day for over two whole weeks now, I have created something new! 
I think I am making great improvements. This portrait is my favourite painting so far.
As always, the photography doesn't do it credit. The fact that the paint is still wet doesn't help. The photo has captured the warm tones but there are also layers of cool tones which don't show.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Daily Painting - Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom  - Painting number 14

Daily Painting - Original Oil Painting on canvas panel 9x6.5 inches. SOLD.