Now Christmas is over I can start to put photos up of the pieces I've been working on for Christmas gifts. This painting was for my brother & his girlfriend who have just bought a lovely new house. I was struggling with this painting to begin with, however I now think it's one of my favourites! It was lacking a pop of colour so I spent a few days before Christmas adding pops of yellow with oil pastels (the last stage before my paintings are finished is the oil pastel stage!).
All wrapped and ready for it's new home! I finished a smaller commission last night after doing a few little finishing touches. I tend to use oil pastel to add last minute texture and colour. It adds that little bit of drama that the paintings need. Photos to follow once it's hanging up in situ! As I mentioned before, when working on smaller commissions I work over a few pieces of paper. This is one of the paintings that was working beautifully so I began to think of it as a