Seems long overdue, but this next while I will devote myself to figurative work.
I’m looking to complete works in acrylic, but will start out with small studies using gouache on coloured mat board. I will just see where these studies take me. This painting is based on a treasured family photograph taken 45 years ago. Wonderful project to be working on. You can follow this work on my Instagram @catherinemarthaholmes.
The aim is to go for a much larger painting or paintings in the end.
Here is a fun image I created a number of years ago using Corel Painter IX I think it was. I recently upgraded to Corel Painter 2018 and have been greatly enjoying all of the new brushes, papers etc. offered. I am looking to simulate the layers in my Poured Watercolour paintings, it will take some figuring – I will be posting my results here as I puzzle it out. But for now here is one of a series of illustrations that focused on the myths surrounding cold weather(for Up Here Magazine, Up Here Publishing). Follow the link to view more illustrations: Illustrations
Thrilled to have my 2017 Stone Portraits, work in progress on display in the Satellite Cases at the Campbell River Art Gallery, Campbell River, BC. I will be adding to this series from March 31st – May 17th, 2017. My thanks to Curator Julia Prudhomme for the beautiful layout and for the invitation to show this work.
“My daily Stone Portrait paintings of 2017 are an extension of my series ‘I Navigate by You,’ of 239 paintings(not yet exhibited) completed after the death of my Dad, a Master Mariner in 2015. Where that work, honoured people connected to my life, their names hidden beneath the paint, these new paintings are often influenced by current events Worldwide.
I find I am posting most images on Instagram these days, but wanted to share a bit about what I have been up to here for those of you not on Instagram. These days I’m needing to paint full time. Will share stuff now and then.
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My summer studio is back up and running. I’ve uncovered my large canvas and have resumed work on a favourite subject matter. Here is where I left my painting last year – my unheated studio just too chilly to continue to work in. I will post my progress as I go…Continue reading “A Return to Painting”