Thursday, 8 January 2015

'Knitting Circle'

Knitting Circle
Watercolour & Gouache
24 x 31cm

This one was finished over the New Year break (no rest for the wicked). I thought I was going to have an absolute nightmare with making the blanket look woollen but it turns out my continual glazing technique works really well when it comes to soft fuzzy texture. At some stages I even just brushed clean water over the top of the blanket squares just to soften edges when drybrush wasn't working.

7 comments:

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Happy New Year, Chris!
This is absolutely amazing! I love this painting.. Question...
Are you offering any prints for sale?
fondly,
Penny

Chris Dunn said...

Happy New Year, Penny!

I'm glad you like it. I don't have any prints available just yet. I have to wait until my show at Galerie Daniel Maghen (knitting Circle will feature) has been and gone before I can offer prints.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you for the information Chris..
Wishing you a great weekend.

Rachel McAlpine said...

Chris, I'd like to show this painting to our blog readers, as I feel it conveys the spirit of the year of the sheep (or my idea of it). Of course I will attribute the image to you, and give a link to this page. Is that OK? The blog is at Contented.com. (Purveyors of splendid online courses on all aspects of digital communication.)

Chris Dunn said...

Hi Rachel

You have my permission to use the image on your blog. Thanks for asking!

Wendy Arrington said...

Hello! Nearly a year has gone by, and I'm hoping against hope that you now have this WONDERFUL illustration of the sheep knitting made into cards. I SO want to use it for my Christmas/New Year's card this year...
Thank you for your enchanting paintings. I usually love mice best, but this particular subject makes me chuckle; I just love it.
~ Wendy

Chris Dunn said...

Hi Wendy

You can find a card version by lovefromtheartist.com here - https://www.lovefromtheartist.com/Artists/calne/chris-dunn-illustration/animal-characters

There are lots of other illustrations to choose from too!