Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Completed Collages by Chris Hobel

8x10" collage paintings

Collages completed (sold)
Here are the 2 of 4 finished pieces Ive now put up for sale on ebay. Over the next few blogs I will continue to explain the process to complete them. Luv to read some comments

How to make a collage painting step 2

A larger scrap of oil painting is added

Paint over a coat of gel medium and add more contrasting strips

How to Make a collage painting Step 2
So many choices to make, but you need to just get on with it and let your intuition take over at least at the beginning of the process. After the base is set up , you are faced with some visual problems to solve and that is what makes it fun. Check back for the next exciting episode...

How to make a collage painting step 1

Collection of strips ripped monoprints for step 2

Make sure air bubbles are removed by rolling with a brayer

Collage Journey or how to make a collage painting. Step 1

Last night I spread my wings and became a member of two great painting blogs, with links in the left column. Take a look after you read this blog. Ive been thinking about using my painting scrap paper to do a collage for some time . I used some off cuts of illustration board as the base and glued on some base monoprints using Atelier Gel Medium .I continued to rip up some more prints Id made

Monday, May 25, 2009

Abstract Stained Glass Painting by Chris Hobel

For sale the lines are textured , 400$US includes international freight and insurance, buy safely with pay pal by clicking on the pay now button

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Floral Abundance Flower painting by Chris Hobel

Photo reference poppies

Todays new art, floral abundance flower painting
for sale 400$ US includes international freight and insurance

measures 61x76 cm.I painted this in heavy body Atelier acrylics from a series of photos shown above taken at the flower markets in Sydney a few years ago.
I just love the explosion of colour. Complementary colours are used to full advantage, red/ green, yellow /purple, orange/ blue. I sketched in the rough design with a chalk pencil, painted in the main flowers and completed the painting
Painting Tips
I never use pencil as it smears and is difficult to remove. In this case I would use skintone pastel pencil which blends with the colours of the painting ,it can be rubbed off easily with a clean damp brush. To remove Pencil marks add a little eucalytus oil on a clean cloth and rub gently, it also smells lovely

I would love to hear your comments. If you would like to link to my page please email me

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tulips and Roses paintings by Chris Hobel

Tulips (sold ebay 21/5/09)

Roses (sold ebay 21/5/09)

Two small oil board canvases 8x10inches bids start at only 99cents
I like to paint on these to use up my oils at the end of a painting session

Colour Journey Acrylic Abstract Painting 61x91cms (sold 23 May 09)

My love of colour is unstoppable, I completed this painting some time ago, it has a layer of impasto medium. I use this in most of my acrylic paintings and build on this with layers of opaque colour applied with a brush and palette knife followed by layer upon layer of glazes . Please add comments and add me to you favourites. This painting has just been listed on ebay


Sunday, May 10, 2009

This Abstract Landscape Painting measures 60x60 and is painted in neutral colours using large brushes, horizontal format and high contrast between lights and darks. Spontaineity is created with fast fluid lines to create a sense of urgency and drama in the painting.
For sale $200US includes international freight and insurance. Buy safely with pay pal by clicking on the buy now button

Friday, May 8, 2009

Todays new acrylic painting (sold)
is a place I long to visit, the Kimberleys in North Western Australia, I used a lot of thick paint applied with the palette knife to create the texture on the rocks, which is my usual signature and layers of transparent glazes to add depth. The secret to creating harmony in a painting is to always think about complementary colours, orange and blue in this case. Ive been told by those who have visited this place that it really looks like it.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

This painting titled "Sunshine Beach" It measures 30x40cms sold 13/5/09

Lots of thickly textured oil paint is applied mostly with a palette knife giving it a contemporary feel


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