Monday, August 05, 2013

Study isn't going so well today... May as well make the most of my lack of concentration... 
Work in Progress... Rusted out Holden near Cossack, WA
My paints are packed up for the semester, but I started this project just before Uni started again. It's based on a photo taken by one of my friends. It doesn't do the photo any justice at all! Check his stuff out: www.facebook.com/GeoffreyEllisPhotography he sells prints and canvases and stuff, send him a PM on Facebook if you're interested and he will be more than happy to sort you out!
So the painting... Oil paint on 6mm MDF, 600 x 900mm. I usually paint on canvas, it's fun to work with the different texture.

Despite the fact I'm on a painting ban, Riot Art had a sale on the other day... Buy $50 worth of canvas and get $50 of paints free... any paints... So I bought 2 $28 canvases and claimed my $48.90 of free paints! Better yet, there were 150ml tubes of paint on clearance for $4 instead of $15! I ended up with a couple...

I'm a poor student, so I'm back living at home and bludging off my parents. This means all of the things I accumulated when not living at home are crammed into one room... Including my half-finished painting collection...
Carefully stacked (Crammed) into the corner behind the book shelf... 
One day I'll get around to finishing and selling them... Hopefully...

I don't remember what this flower is called... 
Aside from painting, I like photography. I have a lot to learn, my skills are still quite basic. I have a Canon 450D and a macro lens, wide angle lens and zoom lens additional to my regular lens. Another hobby that has been put in the cupboard for the duration of semester. I love photographing landscapes, seascapes and flowers... Which also happens to be the things I enjoy painting... One day I hope to have enough skill to produce pictures worthy of hanging on walls... 
These are a couple from a trip to Canada in 2010.
View from Whistler Mountain, Canada
And something else I'm getting into is dress making. I've made dresses in the past, helped my sister make costumes for the various dress up parties she loves to attend, and now I'd like to make more for myself. Dresses are expensive, they are usually not quite right, and you can never find what you are looking for when you need it. So I went pattern shopping! 

Dress patterns
I may have gotten a little carried away... But excited none the less!

So I might try some more study... I've procrastinated long enough...