Monday, July 10, 2006



This is my latest work in progress

8 comments:

Squirrel said...

You just get better and better. I'm really liking this one. SQ

amber said...

Thanks SQ when are you starting your blog?

Ed Maskevich said...

Amber, I like this, a lot! Good for you to be moving away from copying an image. The image, as far as I'm concerned, is just a starting point. Soon the painting takes on a life of its own. Fashion is for the fickle, you seem to be secure.

amber said...

Thanks Ed
I think I can learn a lot from other blogging artist

Squirrel said...

AMBER, watching your painting process helps me see how a painting is built. It is far different from a watercolor process. Interesting. SQ

Rob Mackintosh said...

Hi Amber, I like your style a lot...very expressive brush work.

Thanks for posting a comment on my blog, I used to live in Moncton, and Shediac was a great place for me to go in the summer.

Regarding enplein air--you've got the painting style for it, check out some of the modern plein air figurative painters... I would recommend Camille Przewodek for one ...http://www.przewodek.com/paintings/figures.html , then get out on the beach and paint live...you'll be amazed at how it changes the way you use/see colour, and your painting speed will also improve. Start with small canvases 8 x 10s etc.

amber said...

Thanks Rob
i'll try your suggestion
I love speed drawing i used to belong to a drawing group that did speed sketching each artist would take turns to pose for three min Great fun!
Do you know any other artist from moncton?

Pilan said...

Amber I certainly agree with Ed and Rob. Keep doing what your inspired. Camille Przewodek is an excellent one to study. I have been to several paint outs and met many of the plein air artists. Scott Burdick and Susan Lyons are good figure painters. Also, my favorite is Peggy Kroll and is excellent figurative artist. I believe she is the wife of Ray Roberts a papa painter too. I have had the pleasure to watch Peggy paint and its was an experience.

Pilan