Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Blue Fin Tuna

This is a Bluefin Tuna I did a while back, lousy photograph but they are a gorgeous fish. Speaking of which I need to work on photographing watercolours, I think there is an issue with them and reflectivity. For example the cadmium yellow borders on the flank is not visible in reality, but is dramatic in the photograph.

Still they are a nice fish, and sad that there are not that many left. Also it is a good example that watercolour does not always have to be big broad wash landscapes. This image was based on measurements from a research paper, so it is pretty authentic. The most confusing thing is that we don't normally see them with the first dorsal erect.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The journey begins

As much as those who know me might find it difficult to accept, I am actually a very introverted person, so maybe painting and drawing has always been my way of expressing myself. In that way I think I am far too British, stiff upper lip and all that. But painting and drawing allow me to switch off.

I don't have any of my old stuff with me here in Singapore, it is all in storage in another country...yeah I have been around. But here is something to get started, a pastel I did a few years back while fooling about with my son.

So really what I hope to put here is pretty much my journey, and tips and tricks I learn along the way, that may help others.

At the very worst hopefully it will give a bit of a laugh and something to think about.

First Post

So here I am, I was thinking of being all sophisticated and using French, actually not really, it was simply a matter of having to choose an available name. So voyageai seemed suitably impressive and totally available...

The blogs name is imperfect subjunctive, somehow that seems to suit. Although to be all technical Voyageai is actually passe simple, but who are we to be pedantic.

Anyway we shall see how this blogging thing works out. I have been thinking about it on and off and finally decided to give it a proper shot. Actually it is part of a larger push, life changing and all of that, I have turned back to art, and well I could not be arsed at the moment with a website, so this seems an easy way to post my voyages.

I should probably warn I am sarcastic at times, so no great offence is intended.