All My paintings on Etsy are currently on sale until New Year.
They are 50$ but will go back to 65$ on the 1st January 2010 . There are lots to choose from so dont miss out. Please email me if you have anymore questions or would like a different colour or commission
See my estsy shop in the black right hand column under About me. Just click on my name chris hobel to take you to my shop directly
This is the next step in the painting from the previous post. I allowed the painting to dry to keep clean colour.The purple hills, darks and foliage are added and a few highlights. The scene is set for the poppies in the next stage
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Acrylic Palette KnifePainting
This is the first step of my palette knife painting of Tuscany shown in the previous blog using Aetelier Acrylics,
the basic shapes are blocked in medium valued muted colours, I allow this to dry before continuing to reduce the muddying effect caused by overmixing colours . .
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Path to Rules Beach, near Bundaberg painted on Canvas pad paper.
I was very happy with this first painting of sand and the vegetation in the area . Im currently doing several of my local Beach which I will be posting over the next few weeks. The above painting can be rolled and posted so freight would be very reasonale to post overseas. To purchase safely with Pay Pal
A bit more progress or one step forward and two steps back, I like the orange colours Ive lost but I will add some more light to the forground after this dries. The biggest challenge for me is painting the forground olive trees. I think this may be around Montisi .I like the style of Nicolas Verral
This is the first stage of my 8x8 oil painting using reference from a village in Tuscany I visited last year in early spring. I took lots of photos on my trip.This was on one of the few sunny days. It was meant to be a quick painting but alas it had a lot of detail. A close up is below. Im using Archival Oils, the special fast drying white is really great for me as Im more used to painting with acrylics
This is John and some of his spectacular work of the Australian Landscape, he has the ability to place limited strokes in just the right place and tone, he truly captures the light of the landscape, a real inspiration
Ive must apologize for not adding to my blog recently, computer problems and catching up with painting, writing a few articles and swimming at gorgeous Noosa Main Beach. I promised to add more pictures from the workshop
This is the first piece we did, quite a small painting of Southern NSW. You can see Johns version in the left corner of the above photo
Im having a day off from my 4 day workshop with John Wilson, a very relaxed teacher.Take a look at this tidy palette
John likes to use Windsor and Newton Artists Oils, the colours he loves include Rose Madder Genuine and Cerulean Blue, you cannot replace them with anything else as there is nothing like it.Just those two small tubes sets you back around 110$AU, not a typing error. We use only pure gum turpentine as the thinning medium
The painting is from a photo around Hartley NSW in the Blue Mountains region.The image is of Johns easl and the first stage set up of the painting. More in my next blog
Noosa Main Beach Oil on canvas
I was thrilled to receive a phone call on Friday informing me that I had won First prize in the Traditional section of the Noosa Show.
As an artist it is a great feeling to receive recognition for your efforts. I love to paint in many styles but traditional seems what Im best at .
The John Wilson Master workshop Im attending in a few weeks will give me more skills in oils so the win give me a real boost as I have been feeling a bit of the artist doldrums lately and have had difficulty focusing on the direction I want to take with my painting
This is the beach I swam at today and is very beautiful. I painted it from a photo I took early in the morning
A Quick Sketch Noosa River looking toward Mt Tinbeewah I did today
A great way to improve your observation and drawing skills is to carry a small 6x6 inch A5 sketch book along with a a few pencils, felt pens,a small #3 sable brush and pocket water colour box, plastic water jar. I take this on hikes, camping and around town. Ive recently discovered a white charcoal pencil which is good for highlights , branches, and tree trunks. Working on a small scale forces you to pick out the most important bits and not get absorbed with detail. Give it a try
I start with the pencil, then work a bit with the felt pen to add darks, the touches of water colour are usually done toward the finish. When the paint is dry, I sometimes add more felt pen. It is also good to take a picture of the same spot. I took my camera but forgot to do it. The first photo was taken earlier in the year
As seen in the Latest Fine Art and Decorative Painting Magazine, "Free to Fly" Vol16 #11 published by Express Publications
It is done with Atelier Interactive Acrylics using Transparent Colours on Canvas, but looks like watercolour. Today I have just finished another article on masking fluid , it is really fun to use as there are many unexpected results