Day 54: Drawing a Painter

Artists keep still for ages thus making themselves perfect targets for other artists and creating a balanced economy of supply and demand. I failed horribly to draw Mary while she painted, but next day I made nice Prisma variations of a sketch of a Prisma variation of a photo of the scene. Here’s the process, […]

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Day 51: Perthika in #Prisma

A quick sketch of some chairs in harsh sunlight with crisp shadows is an easy target for a watercolour quickie. Then I turn to #Prisma and my favourite filter, “Gothic”. Whatever marks I make on paper, Prisma/Gothic always produces something closer to what I really wanted. So, either this is helping me to decide what […]

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Day 50: Blue Chairs (Part 1)

I took an iPhone photograph of these chairs without even stopping as we walked by an Aegina beach restaurant, «Φλισβος»: As usual, the painting I’m aiming for would be exactly like the iPhone App, #Prisma (#Gothic filter). I divide the generated image into two squares and square them up using the iPhone App, #Grid. I […]

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Day 42: Tonal Contours

If a photo is reduced to a limited number of tones then those tones meet at the “contour” line along which an object or a face has the same tone, and each “area” covered by a single tone is covering the area in which the tonal values fall between the upper and lower bounds. This […]

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Day 40: Portable HiFi

Here’s how I took my music with me, while away from home and HiFi. Note: most advice assumes your music is stored on the iPhone, but I’m assuming we need a huge library stored OFF the iPhone! Headphones: wired B&W P7 Headphone DAC/amp: Chord Hugo2 Controller: iPhone + USB Adapter Player: VLC & Mconnect Apps […]

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Day 31: Pomegranates

I have promised a ‘pomegranate painting’ so it’s about time to get started. I begin without thought. Why not?! A try a postcard to go into my “Letters from an Island” to friends and family at home. Now to get serious. I’m thinking about the texture as well as the colours as I stare at […]

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Day 29: Night and Faces

Paints are all out, and a nice view, but to put off any actual painting, I’ve reorganised my pans! Roughly into the colour wheel sequence, and with four Grey mixes illustrated in the middle of a new guide sheet to help me learn the names. Before: And After: Portraits: We decide to paint each other, […]

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