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brianvds
02-02-2017, 03:56 AM
And on with the painting. Oil on board, 13 x 18 cm (about 5 x 7 inch):

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Feb-2017/142294-17-6_oil_on_board_13x18cm.JPG

I think this one worked out a bit better than the previous one...

tyree
02-03-2017, 09:31 AM
very lovely Brian ! nice rich colour ! tyree :wave:

artbyjune
02-03-2017, 11:14 AM
I love the golden pepper.

artbyjune
02-03-2017, 11:15 AM
A couple of ATCs.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Feb-2017/106623-pharoah1a4kb.jpg

Pharoah

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Feb-2017/106623-airballoon1a4kb.jpg

Air balloon


Not getting much done at the moment. :wave:

tyree
02-03-2017, 05:46 PM
these are gorgeous June...love the first one especially ! tyree :wave:

brianvds
02-06-2017, 06:11 AM
Cam out a bit muddy and muddled here and there, but I'm pleased that I managed to capture the effect of light and shade. I'm beginning to see how one should do it: really push the contrasts!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Feb-2017/142294-17-7_Stellenbosch_street_oil_on_board_20x25cm.JPG

Oil on board, 20 x 25 cm

brianvds
02-08-2017, 04:28 AM
Don't mangoes just beg to be painted? :-)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Feb-2017/142294-17-8_Mango_oil_on_board_10x15cm.JPG

Oil on board, 10 x 15 cm (about 4 x 6 inch).

brianvds
02-09-2017, 07:18 AM
And another mango...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Feb-2017/142294-17-9_Mango_oil_on_board_10x15cm.JPG

Oil on board, 10 x 15 cm.

thevaliantx
02-10-2017, 03:46 AM
Those are nice mangoes , Brian!

I am hoping to continue in the direction of classical painting and drawing:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Feb-2017/982153-20170210_023412.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Feb-2017/982153-IMG_20170209_234639_062.jpg

brianvds
02-11-2017, 11:14 PM
No time spent on classical drawing is ever wasted. Or at least, I like to think so - I never could get the hang of it. But I think all my attempts through the years did help with general development.

brianvds
02-13-2017, 03:57 AM
Highveld landscape - oil on board, 20 x 25 cm.
Loosely based this on a photo I took in the area where I grew up, and it is still pretty much how I remember it: sun-drenched fields, cattle and outbuildings...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Feb-2017/142294-17-10_Highveld_Landscape_oil_on_board_20x25cm.JPG

brianvds
02-15-2017, 04:46 AM
I decided I didn't like the cattle in the foreground, so I painted them out:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2017/142294-17-10_Highveld_Landscape_oil_on_board_20x25cm_improved.JPG

A high jump supervisor, based on a photo I took a week or two ago at a local primary school:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2017/142294-17-11_High_jump_supervision_oil_on_board_18x13cm.JPG

Oil on board, 18 x 13 cm (about 7 x 5 inch).

And some random sketches of horse riders:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2017/142294-2017_100_3417.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2017/142294-2017_100_3418.JPG

brianvds
02-16-2017, 04:30 AM
Fisherman, oil on board, 18 x 13 cm:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Feb-2017/142294-17-12_Fisherman_oil_on_board_18_x_13_cm.JPG

artbyjune
02-20-2017, 01:45 AM
Thevaliantx...Beautiful work. Brian I love your painted landscapes. I haven't done much, if any, landscape art,

brianvds
02-20-2017, 10:37 PM
Brian I love your painted landscapes. I haven't done much, if any, landscape art,

Thanks. I think I am probably a more natural still life painter, but landscapes sell better, so I am trying to master the technique of painting them in oil. And thus, for this year, I am producing a whole bunch of small paintings of whatever catches my eye. Here another one; oil on panel, 25 x 20 cm:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Feb-2017/142294-17-13_Dutch_landscape_-_Tulips_and_Windmills_oil_on_board_25_x_20_cm.JPG

brianvds
02-22-2017, 07:29 AM
And another one in the "daily painting" tradition:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Feb-2017/142294-17-14_Conversation_oil_on_board_18x13cm.JPG

Oil on board, 18 x 13 cm. Camera messed up the colors and light, as usual. :-)

brianvds
02-24-2017, 08:57 AM
After almost two years of relentless drought, we have finally had good rains (and of course, now half the country's washing away!). Friend of mine took a photo in traffic to show how the traffic regulators work even under drizzly and wet conditions. I liked it and used a crop from it as reference:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2017/142294-17-15_Drizzly_Day_oil_on_board_13x18cm.JPG

Oil on board, 18 x 13 cm.

artbyjune
02-24-2017, 03:33 PM
Meerkat ATC.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2017/106623-meercatsc2a4kc.jpg

I started this one years ago and put finishing touches to it today.

I'm slow to get into art this year..I seem to be getting side-tracked a lot. From next month, I hope to do actual painting. :heart: :angel:

You are wonderfully productive this year Brian.
I love the rainy day picture.

:thumbsup:

brianvds
02-24-2017, 11:31 PM
Meerkat ATC.

Meerkats rule. Or at least, they should. :-)

You are wonderfully productive this year Brian.
I love the rainy day picture.

I have finally achieved some sort of regular routine. There is a popular perception that in order to be creative, an artist has to live chaotically. Some perhaps even really do thrive on that, but not me (and indeed not any other very productive artist or composer that I am aware of). Absolute routine is the wellspring of my creativity, and indeed also of my personal happiness.

But then, all those online tests for autism tell me I am well into the spectrum. :-)

brianvds
02-27-2017, 11:21 PM
Eggs are surprisingly difficult to paint, and thus make a good exercise:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Feb-2017/142294-17-16_Eggs_oil_on_board_10x15cm.JPG

Oil on board, 10 x 15 cm.

artbyjune
03-05-2017, 04:26 AM
Lovely study of the eggs.