The Intrepid Explorer- detail

The Intrepid Explorer: finished!

Fireworks!!! I have to admit I’m quite pleased with the way this one turned out, so I will let the pictures speak for themselves while I move on to the next one for the calendar. I have February and December left, plus that pesky September, which I think could be improved upon…. Here are a couple of close-up bits: the scan will show the painting in sharper detail but it will take a while until I have time to make scans of all 12 paintings. That will be a project in itself, since it will take 4 scans of each…

The Intrepid Explorer (detail)

The Intrepid Explorer sets off…

…and I have reached November in the calendar paintings. Every painting is something of a journey, but perhaps never quite so risky an endeavour as this little fellow’s: I have finished the ‘blue stage’ of this painting, next for the colour. More pictures will follow… Remember, do not play with fireworks: always remember to hide inside a jam-jar to avoid nasty burns! That is all my advice for today, I have paintings to paint, and, as it happens, bonfires to light, but that’s quite unconnected.