my attempt to stop procrastinating and start drawing!
Saturday, 8 August 2015
Taking advice from the book I mentioned previously, Daily Painting by Carol Marine, I've started using a limited palette. I use cadmium red, cadmium yellow, ultramarine blue and white, and colder versions of these three primaries, alizarin crimson, pthalo blue and cadmium yellow pale or lemon yellow. This seems to work very well for me, it's possible to mix virtually any colour from these and it's also very useful mixing practice. Also, colour harmony in a painting is easier to achieve and muddy colours less likely. I'm quite pleased with this painting because the plate came out quite well and I'm not the best at drawing ellipses! Oil on board 8 x 6 inches.
My name is Angie Wood and I live on a narrowboat on the beautiful Oxford canal.
A long time ago in the eighties I studied Art and Design at Goldsmiths College and went on to be a paste up artist and then a graphic designer. I’ve never stopped painting and drawing though – I painted pet and animal portraits for a while and over the past two years have begun creating small oil paintings of vintage objects, textiles and flowers. I collect items from fleamarkets to paint and my little narrowboat is getting fuller all the time! I’m particularly delighted by colourful patterns on textiles and ceramics and I also love painting reflective surfaces. I’m usually attracted to items from the early part of the twentieth century, which bring back memories of my great aunts’ and grandmother’s cosy houses. My artistic aim is to pay homage to the things I paint by observing them as closely as I can, and to create something beautiful that will hopefully make people as happy as I was when I was making it!