Sending yourself mad with colour theory

Not sure I’m going to be able to finish this off. My brain hurts.


I’ve always found colour theory tough (probably why I avoided colour for so long…) so I thought I’d have a play and mix Process CMYK acrylic colour palettes and see what happens.

Life drawing starts again next week so I’ve been preparing a load of coloured canvasses recently. This colour study has given me some ideas on how to use colours. Will post a pic of the canvasses soon, interesting stuff to come.

Big Painting is Long

I haven’t posted much recently, but I’ve been slowly chipping away at the big painting. Painting is hard :/ …but if it wasn’t, it wouldn’t be any fun?


With stuff around for scale ^


Not sure its going to be finished this year. Lots of other things I want to try, and life drawing starts again soon.

Life Drawing 5th June 2014

Feeling like I was having a heart attack for most of the session aside (I think I have found my caffeination saturation point…) I had fun with these.

DMCropley_LifeDrawing_5thJune2014_1 DMCropley_LifeDrawing_5thJune2014_2

Clem hates the non-opaque BG’s (“I can see the painting looks really nice, but I can’t bear to look as its being covered in acid rain….”) so if I’m to stand any chance of these things ever to be hung around the house the remainder of my canvasses will need an executive decision on whether I colour them in flat.

The second picture was a testament to last minute gung-ho-ness with the white tone behind the hair, so I’ve photoshopped it out to what I thought I sort of wanted it to be. I don’t believe in painting over or touching things up after the fact otherwise you just don’t fucking learn. Love your mistakes! …so you don’t make them again…



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