Friday, September 30, 2011

Italian Palette Knife Oil Painting Step 4 Final by Noosa Artist Chris Hobel

Italian Village  Palette knfe painting 30x40cm on box canvas
Colours have been corrected here, a very colourful painting, more lavendar shadows and lightest lights  to finish off
Available for sale
email for details

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Italian village Palette Knife Painting Step 3 by Chris Hobel

A little more progress in the foreground trees, sorry this should be seen after Step 2!

Italian Village Palette Knife Painting Step 2 by Chris Hobel

The colours are a  bit warmer than the photo, Ive blocked in the main values, the foreground will be quite strong and be the focal point. Step 3 will be in the next blog tomorrow

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Italian Village Palette Knife Painting Step 1 by Chris Hobel

I roughed in the design with an acrylic wash  before starting the palette knife in oil. The inspiration is from a photo I took somewhere in Tuscany Italy
Step 2  will be in the next blog

French Cafe Scene Avignon Palette Knife Painting by Noosa Artist Chris Hobel

12x12" oil on wrapped canvas
Ive added more highlights and used some Red Gold plus White for this.A Lover of colour, Ive pushed the brights. My new camera  is 14 mega pixels but I preferred the colour from my old camera, this one seems to burn out the lights and I have to  do extra processing to try to portray the real thing.
Not a single brush stroke except for the signature

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

French Cafe Scene Avignon Palette Knife Oil painting Step 3 by Noosa Artist Chris Hobel

Notice Ive added more tree detail, 
and highlights along with the foregound, 
more colour
.Its getting quite thick now so 
I will leave it for a while and work on another painting.
See the previous two posts for earlier steps

Monday, September 26, 2011

French Cafe Scene Avignon Palette Knife Oil Painting Step 2 by Noosa Artist Chris Hobel

Window details ,
I find these a challenge with the palette knife but with more practice, Im sure Ill find a short cut. See the previous post for step 1.
The lights will be coming soon!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

French Cafe Scene Avignon Palette Knife Oil Painting Step 1 Noosa artist Chris Hobel

French Cafe Scene by Chris Hobel
Palette Knife Oil Painting
Step 1
I painted a terracotta underpainting in acrylic, 12x12inch box  canvas.
A bit of a challenge with so may bits of colour and using just the palette knife. I love not washing brushes and with my painful knee, Im doing as little work as possible.( agood excuse I guess) Each  step is a separate post.
Colours I tend to use are French Ultramarine, Cad Red, Crimson, in this one Thalo Blue for shutters, Yellow Oxide, Cad Yellow,White, Veridian, Burnt Umber
next step  will be on the next blog
until then 
au revoir

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Australian Birds, more visitors Noosa Heads Black Cockatoo

On my coffee and painting break I heard the raucous sound of this noisy large beautiful bird generally difficult to spot as its so well camouflaged.
Its a Black Cockatoo with yellow touches on head and tail. I dont know the exaxct name, but is not a glossy.
That huge beak cracks open the hardest of banksia fruits and is a pleasure to watch

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Noosa Spring garden visitors by Noosa Artist Chris Hobel

Down the Garden Path
Inspiration is easy to come by at this time of year with many  Australian native plants in full bloom, I never tire of the  my garden view. Currently working on a few palette knife paintings, french and italian inspired not quite there yet . They need to dry a bit to continue
Birds are in abundance in my garden,
A Kookaburra, eyes peeled for a feed
always welcome

Monday, September 19, 2011

Hot Pink Summer Mixed Media Abstract Painting by Noosa Artist Chris Hobel

This one matches my previous post,
its 8x8" mounted on a box canvas

it is a selection from the above larger mixed media painting
Here is the first step of the painting

Friday, September 16, 2011

Mixed Media Abstract by Noosa artist Chris Hobel

Mixed Media abstract  8x8"
mounted on box canvas ,created  on paper  using acrylic, pencil pastels,lots of layering
It looks a bit whitish on the top right side due to shine from the varnish.
The cut this section from a larger painting. I particularly like the colour combination

I saved this thoughtful  passage recently and had to pass it on

"To live content with small means; 
to seek elegance rather than luxury, 
and refinement rather than fashion, 
to be worthy, not respectable, 
and wealthy, not rich; 
to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly,
 to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart, 
to bear all cheerfully, 
to all bravely await occasions, 
hurry never. 
In a word, to let the spiritual unbidden and unconscious 
grow up through the common. 
This is to be my symphony." 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Greece or Noosa, is there a choice, noosa artist Chris Hobel

Dreaming of Turkish Eggplants 
Acryic on Canvas 12x12"

Today I should be sailing to Santorini on an enormous ferry, thats  according to the plan but fishing the noosa river is not so bad. A beautiful day even with  a bit of knee pain that caught me out just a week before departure date for an amazing trip to Greece and Turkey we had planned on the net for over three months..... That has been my excuse for not blogging  or painting much. Never mind, I feel as though Ive been there already after all the travel blogs, trip advisor sites etc.So lucky it happened at home and not walking the Lycien Way in Turkey or climbing the stairs of the Acropolis. Hopefully a bit of knee surgery sooner than later I hope will have me up and about enjoying the great outdoors. Negotiating  the stairs to the studio needs some motivation so dont expect lots of new paintings for a while.
I painted this one on a black gesso background with sand mixed into it. I had forgotten what I wanted to paint on the is surface so I picked a simple eggplant motif. Nice and colourful. It is acrylic on canvas 12x12"


Blog Widget by LinkWithin