The Art of Sandra Busby...
Painter of Playful Light in Glass and Still Life


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Friday, 30 May 2014

A Tribute to Robert Genn (May 15, 1936 - May 27, 2014)


(Image from Wikipedia)

I am so sad to learn today, that on the 27th May Robert Genn passed away.
I first learned of Robert through 'Artists Helping Artists' when he was interviewed by Leslie Saeta and it was the single most inspiring Artists interview I had ever heard. 

I would urge any Artist to listen to this interview if you haven't already. 
I'm certain that you will be inspired by his wise words and it's probably the most valuable thing I can ever share with you.
I listen to it every time I feel a confidence crisis coming on and it never fails to push me forwards.


He reminds me very much of my Uncle Danny; full of wisdom and fascinating tales. 
I would love to hear your thoughts on the interview once you have heard it yourself...


Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Painting of a Cocktail Glass...

Chin-Chin! 



So, following my last post which shared my process,  here is the completed painting of my latest Cocktail Glass!
 I do love a Cocktail..... or two ;0)

But my favourite kind are the ones littered with tacky umbrella's and cheap plastic stirring devices, overflowing with lashings of cream and chocolate sauce, then finished off nicely with a noisy, crackling sparkler!

You know the ones I mean? The ones which are hard to drink without:

a) Stabbing myself in the eyeball with a paper umbrella
b) Singeing my eyebrows off
c) Thinking I am actually Celine Dion
d) Putting on ten pounds

Ooh... that gives me an idea for my next one! Painting a sparkler could be quite fun!!
Cheers everyone!


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Wednesday, 7 May 2014

WIP - Cocktail Glass...

Okay, well it's not actually in progress anymore because the completed painting is now spending some time drying out in the studio! But meanwhile I thought I'd share the process with you :0)

Stage 1-4:

So here it is having toned my canvas, drawn out my glass and completed two tonal layers to establish my lights, darks and mid-tones...



Stage 5-6:
 
At this point I have painted two further monochrome layers in various shades of greys. I use a black which I mix myself because I find the pre-mixed ones to be too flat and dull.

You can see that some of the earthy warmth from the toned canvas still glows through these layers... 



Each layer has to be allowed to dry before the next, so it does take patience!
I'll be posting the completed painting next, so watch this space :0)


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