Monthly Archives: October 2007

Jen Steele Photography

By | October 31st, 2007|Art of Consumption|

Well, Big Eyed Fiona has stuck. That's her name.  I'm going to start another painting next week. I've also got my art room set up now, and found a few paintings in a box that I started on, but never finished. That is my next project, to finish them one by one. I'll post the first [...]

BIG EYED FIONA – complete

By | October 23rd, 2007|Uncategorized|

Title: Big Eyed Fiona Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Date: 2008 Size: 24 X 18 Artist: Carollyne Yardley

Final touches

By | October 18th, 2007|Uncategorized|

I'm going to do the final touches tonight. I used a very light yellow glaze in the backdrop area to pop it out a bit more. New name: Big Eyed, Four Toed Fiona and Her Peacock Feathers....Maybe a new name will come to me. Xine, from Chicken Scratch suggests a goddess like name, maybe she's the [...]

Acrylics Class – Painting 2, – 3.5 hours

By | October 16th, 2007|Uncategorized|

I've applied paint for another 3.5 hours. Some bits need more work like the leg, and the drapes - I think I liked them better 3.5 hours ago. Hmm. Good thing I'm taking photos, it's the first time I have recorded along the way. The photography is definately distorting the colours. Will try to take [...]

Acrylics Painting Class # 3 – 5 more hours

By | October 15th, 2007|Uncategorized|

As you might guess, this blog is helping me document how long it takes me to complete  painting, and also to document my progress, and abilities as a painter. This is the most amount of time I have spent painting in one consecutive week in almost 20 years. The last time I painted was almost [...]

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Arcylics class # 3 – 3 more hours

By | October 12th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Here's the painting I'm working on again - 3 more hours of work has evolved the top left hand side. This is an interpretation of the original Neo-Classical painting. The original is by Ingres, Jean-Auguste-Dominique, La Grand Odalisque, 1814, Oil on canvas, Musée du Louvre, Paris

Arcylics Art Class # 3

By | October 11th, 2007|Uncategorized|

I had my third class this week, and I really like the assignment. We learned about split complimentarys, and we were asked to choose a famous piece of work, then interpret it in a post-modern style, while using split complimentary colours. I chose orange and green, so my splits are: yellow-orange, red-orange, and green-purple, and blue-green. I've [...]

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Little Bun – Outside of art class

By | October 9th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Hi again, This little piece I'm working on outside of art class. It's heavily inspired by a print I found at a garage sale. I'm using it to teach myself how to paint faces. I call this one Little Bun. I still have more work to do on the flowers, but I am posting my progress so far... I discovered the artists name [...]

Acrylics #2 – Work posted

By | October 9th, 2007|Uncategorized|

 The second day of this study required some reading about an American artist named Pat Steir (1938 -   ), who painted with the purpose for transformation, and finding out where she fit into history in art. The examples of Pat's work showed her interest in 17th century painting equal to the modern cubist development. My task [...]

Acrylics Class #1 – Work posted

By | October 9th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Hey all (or maybe it's just one right now!), This first draft was about small, medium, and large squares, using 2 secondary colours and white and black. We had to experiment with shapes, and spaces, and how they go together with horizontal and vertical movements, overlapping with depth and space. We had to use 3 different [...]

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