Friday, April 25, 2008

Sang-In neighbourhood rooftop view, Daegu, South Korea

My rooftop view, in Daegu. This was a bit of a longer painting, painted in three sessions. As I mentioned earlier, my laptop monitor is very bright and I have no idea how this looks like on a normal computer; I do hope though that I won't have to re-upload all these last images, once I see them on my home PC in Canada.
On an unrelated note, I'm almost out of gouache, thus I don't think I'll be doing much more painting before returning back home - that happening on May 5th. I really miss Toronto!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Last sketchbook page...


Hey guys, I have absolutely no idea how these last images that I've been uploading look like on proper monitors, as I'm currently using a laptop to upload them and my screen is very light. So I'm afraid I might have over-darkened some of the previous images prior to putting them up. Whichever the case may be, I will be back in T. dot very shortly, at which point I'll see to it that my next posts are of proper hue/value.

Friday, April 18, 2008

From the past few days (gouache again)






Unlike some of the pictures in the previous post, all of these were very quickly executed, in one sitting, and all in my sketchbook (that would account for the pen doodles next to some of the images).
The top picture is my favourite among this bunch, but it is unfinished. I painted it yesterday afternoon, when there was a nice overcast day outside. Overcast being, in my opinion, the best light condition for painting, because the light doesn't change throughout the day, as long as the clouds obscure the sun, and the colours are crystal clear. Hence there's none of that squinting that is unavoidable under strong sun, when painting outdoors. The only obvious draw-back of course is that if there are clouds, it might rain. Such was the case yesterday, but since I was painting it from indoors, via a window-view, I was fine. Now, the reason I posted it unfinished is because today is excruciatingly hot, and the weather forecast in Daegu doesn't indicate anything but sunny days in the upcoming week.
On a related note, I have just changed my return tickets to Canada - coming back home on May 5th - can't wait to be back!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Gouaches of South Korea
















Been neglecting this blog for a few months now, my apologies!
A whole bunch of stuff has happened in that timespan. First, I'm no longer in Norway - came back to Canada for a couple of weeks, only to leave the country again, this time for South Korea. I'm currently staying in a city called Daegu. Planning on coming back to Canada at the end of May, though yet again uncertain as to how long I'll stay there. If all pans out according to plan, I might be back in Europe shortly afterwards.

The above are - all but one - gouache sketches. I know I promised to post my oil paintings from Norway quite some time ago, but I hadn't sufficient time to photograph and edit those pictures during my short visit to Canada (which is where those paintings are currently situated).

I'll try to post stuff more often, so keep checking! :)
Cheers,
Andrew.