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


Friday, 26 February 2016

'Virgin Cocktail'...

'Virgin Cocktail'

9" x 12" Oil on  Museum Quality Gesso Panel

Available on my Website

I am quite partial to a cocktail or two... And when I'm being extra good, I might even go for a Virgin one... like, never!!  Hehe!

I'm afraid my halo is a little dented in this department - largely due to the number of times I have fallen over, having enjoyed one too many of said cocktails! 

Ah well, what can I say? I am definitely more of a glass half full kind of a girl... even though this glass is clearly, well... empty! 

So, apart from, 'Oops' and 'Hic', what can I tell ya?!

Chin Chin!

Monday, 15 February 2016

An Inspiring Weekend

I have just returned from a weekend in London, painting alongside the amazing Artist and living 'Old Master', Rosa Branson.

To call her inspiring is an understatement! I am going back for a weekend each month to paint alongside her and consider myself one very lucky lady to have such an amazing opportunity!

Here she is in her Studio, standing with some of her 'smaller' works... 


...And yes, I did say 'smaller'... many of her paintings are 6ft x 5ft!

Meanwhile, it's back to my own studio!
Roll on March!

Friday, 5 February 2016

Work in Progress...

...Sometimes you have to be willing to take a huge step backwards, in order to take a baby step forward. 
This has certainly been the case with my latest work in progress, which I have now wiped off and started again, not once... but TWICE!!

As I was once told, paintings can't always fall off the brush! But it is frustrating when things don't go as planned and I have splurged more than a few four letter words over the last couple of days!!

 Never mind... when things go wrong, I just wipe it off and start again... as long as I am still liking the subject of course. Once I've fallen out of love then there is usually no going back!

In this case, I do still love my subject and I really just want to get it right. It's all about patience.

Right now I am working on what I call, the 'muscle' layer, though even this mid-layer is not yet finished! As you can see, some of the warm under painting is still showing!

This is what I find to be the 'scary' layer; when it is SO bad, that I can almost no longer visualise the end result.

Anyway, I am going to share this scary stage regardless. It is pretty 'dead' looking right now... but when I add the 'skin' layer, hopefully it will begin to come to life!

The Scary Stage!

...Oh, and by the way, I finally got a reasonable photo of the Rum & Lime painting!
Here it is...


9 x 12 inch Oil on Gesso Panel

See you next week!!


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