Friday, 17 July 2009
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
Recently , I have been painting directly from life a great deal.
I enjoy it far more than from photographs . It is much easier to
see subtle colours and tones with your own eyes.
I have completed this sketch , I say sketch , as it was completed in two
separate days about an hour each. The light changes so quickly so I had to do
it like that.
I have had this painting in mind for 2 years, it is our back door to the garden.
The painting is about 12 x 9 inches.
Sunday, 21 June 2009
Thursday, 11 June 2009
Monday, 8 June 2009
After seeing some great work from an excellent crop of contemporary American artists I tried a different approach.Using mongoose brushes, which are a little stiffer than sable,
I painted thinner than normal , simplifying the tonal values little more than usual,and using colour instead to model forms.Something I have never really done before.
It certainly has given me food for thought.