Monday, October 17, 2011

Hidden Corner oil painting by Noosa Artist Chris Hobel

I  just added my 6x8" oil the  to Daily Paintworks Challenge 
to view the photo it was created from and other entries go this link

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunrise Beach Queensland Australia Photo Mosaic by Noosa Artist Chris Hobel

This cool Mosaic is made with Big Huge Labs Mosaic maker. I followed the instructions on a good blog    called little red school house which has great photos I follow. You need to have a flikr account  and be patient. As I said on my previous post, I have plenty of time to do this with my feet up. All these photos were taken by myself in my local area.  The centre one is  Sunrise  at Sunrise taken a few months back.Very inspiring, now you know Why I love where I live. Ive just spotted one of my paintings up there, here is a link to an earlier post showing it, see if you can guess which one/ones?
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Friday, October 7, 2011

Reading "Alla Prima Everything I know about painting" Richard Schmid

Currently Im reading "Alla Prima", by Richard Schmid american artist

a truly sought after book which Im enjoying reading.
Having reserved it from the library some time ago, luckily it became available just at the right time for me as Im recovering from Knee surgery which has put painting into the theory mode.
It is not often that one can find an artist/teacher who can verbalise the painters thoughts. 
Many of us are essentially self taught painters and it is good to come across someone that can authenticate your personal discoveries. Many students come to me  with rigid beliefs about such things as colour theory and rules for this and that , blindly accepting that it is right because the teacher said it was. Richard writes his book in a humble manner, telling us what works for him  in a common sense way There are many marvellous words in his book but I will settle with these with reference to colour

"We must see the relationship between colours as the relative visual warmth or coldness of colours to one another in a complex visual field of many colours. The question to be asked in all cases is not what colour something is, but rather what colour it is compared to all others around it" Richard Schmid
For a sample of his delicate brush marking skills take a look at this video


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