You know those little V-shaped thingies on the rear side of mitres on picture frames? They are called V-nails, and hold the mitre tight. You can by a pneumatic nailer for a good chunk of money - or one of these hand driven ones for $20:
This is the craft market at Berowra Heights - Sunday. Sold all the calendars, some $10 framed prints, the two little 3d printed toys, and a couple of mugs. It was a good night.
Come see. Come by. Come Buy.
This weekend there is a huge food market around the corner, so there should be plenty of people popping in to grab Christmas presents, starting at $3, $10, $12, $15...$50...$300...$895... Lots for all types rich and poor.
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My art buddy Vikki Jackson also has some cards for sale. The Kookaburra, Dingo, Fairy Wren and Shack are Vikki's, and the four below that are mine.
The staff are extremely helpful and also have a gallery out the back for artists to exhibit.
This is my first adventure with an airbrush. It has a 0.2mm nozzle and a method of adjusting the flow.
Here's a tip. Grey is neutral. Except when it's not. Ok. I admit, most grey is tinted and if you are lucky, you can find a neutral grey which is something between black and white and no particular colour.
If you find that colourless-grey, then use it. It will make adjacent colours pop out of the painting.
I have a new design. Hopefully this one will behave better for mobile phones.
Painting outdoors is challenging. The light changes rapidly, equipment can blow over. You need to be organised to easily set up and clean up and pack up in the event of sudden bad weather. This means you are forced to work quickly. Therein lies a hidden advantage--to work fast is often difficult to achieve in the studio and fast work often exhibits a fascinating and attractive loose arty quality.
So here is a compromise. In this work, I spent a limited time working in the field, then finished it in the studio entirely from imagination. The loose nature of the work was carried forward into the studio, probably this is an after effect of working first at speed on the same painting.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the result.
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spOOk's art is owned by Jeremy. He has practiced drawing and painting for about 40 years, and might get good at it one day. spOOk's art is focused on graphite portraits.