If anyone is interested to have a go themselves at making one of my mini bear designs, my 2 inch Baby Bear pattern is in the latest issue of Australian Bear Creations (the pattern is also available through my Etsy shop)
I have just listed the bear featured in the magazine in my Etsy shop, I've called him "Hunny Bear" and he can be visited at this link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/113279436/hunny-bear-miniature-teddy-bear
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Egret painting is now finished. I can't believe I managed to paint this in just two sittings. Really pleased with how it turned out, especially as I was using a limited palette and not using the exact colours that was recommended in the tutorial. I learnt a lot working through this tutorial.
Posted by Cat Gabriel at 6:08 PM
Thursday, October 18, 2012
I'm going to be following an oil painting tutorial by Paul Apps on the Art Tutor website. An Egret standing in water. So far I've toned the canvas by doing a grey wash and have done a basic freehand sketch of the bird and the reflection in the water etc...Really looking forward to working through the tutorial
Posted by Cat Gabriel at 5:38 PM
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Here is my progress from yesterday, still more work to do on the neck area but I think it's nearing completion. I seem to have created a bit of interest with this drawing and I've had several enquiries about my technique and possible tutorials etc.. So I am now thinking it's something I may work on soon.
Posted by Cat Gabriel at 5:19 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Saturday, October 6, 2012
I have a really sore back at the moment but I was determined to start this painting today. I've had it in my head for weeks to paint a cockatoo in an impressionist style, I chose to do a Major Mitchell Cockatoo as I love the orange and yellow in their crest. Still more work to do but I'm happy with how it's progressing. Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches.
Posted by Cat Gabriel at 4:18 PM