Sunday, January 2, 2011


Oil Painting - Not finished - My resolution has to be to finish this painting.
As part of my studying a visual arts course during 2010 this is one of 8 oil paintings for assessment. Fortunately it was taken to 6. I had not used oil paints before. I loved using them but found they didn't really love me and made me feel quite sick, even using odourless solvents. This piece I didn't finish although I did submit for final assessment. I now have to push myself to finish this before I commence with something new. Albeit the paintings will not be in oils. hence a dilemma in getting this finished or not... I felt the person sitting looking out across the fields reflected my resolve. Gazing across to the horizon wondering what 2011 will bring. I know I have a jam packed full year ahead again. I will try so hard to keep my creative blog/blogs going. So to all the fellow bloggers. Happy New Year. all the best for 2011 as we try to juggle our creativity, health and well being along side working hard.


Tammie Lee said...

there is a wonderful feeling to this piece. I like the colors and movement.

if I had a strong negative response to a paint... I would stop using it and try something else.

It really is a good feeling to finish pieces.

Wishing you a wonderful 2011~

Vilt og vakkert said...


Hope you will manage to finish your great painting.
A creatively and successful new year to you!

Hope you not are living in the part of Australia where the flow is!

Big new years hug from Bjorg Nina

theartofpuro said...

Happy New Year to you!

Doodlestreet said...

Happy New Year to you too! I have many projects that need to come to completion this year...and just think, we have an entire year to get it done! ;D

Linda Hensley said...

Nice start. I can relate to the solvent problem. I try to reserve oils for summer when I can do them outside. Wishing you a happy new year!

ShaylaF said...

I just had to draw something like this for my last lesson on Art Academy for the DS (it is a GREAT game!) I love your colors in this!

MiKa Art said...

Happy New Year to you too!
I also have a few paintings I should finish... I wonder all painters have such paintings? :)

Bella Sinclair said...

This is beautiful! Great perspective on it. I do hope you finish!

It's good to see your art again. Here's to a fantastic and productive 2011. Happy New Year!

Bobo said...

I like the scene from far, I wonder how beautiful it'll be after you finish it! Happy New Year!

studio lolo said...

I love the atmosphere in the distant fields Gai.

I onlu use acrylic paints now. I had cancer and I don't like the idea of using anything quite as toxic as oil paints and their solvents.
I did here there are oil paints that can clean up with water now and don't need all those solvents. That may be something you could look into. My other thought would be to use oil pastels to finish it off and add some strokes to the already finished areas to tie it together.
Just some thoughts! Best of luck :)

studio lolo said...

By the way, I see that you have sweet Tessa in your side bar. Are you aware that she passed away 2 weeks ago? So sad :(

Gai said...

Thanks Studio Lolo for your comments and for passing on the information about Tessa. I am very shocked & saddened, I had no idea she had been ill and had not looked recently at her blog.

yoon see said...

Hello Gai! Happy New Year to you!
Sorry to drop by late.

Wow! Amazing scenery that attract my attention!
Love the many colours and the composition too!