Monday, 21 September 2009
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
It started enthusiastically , then came the clouds !, so Pierre had to return the next day ! I had only just started when the sun disappeared again!
After a series of mad bursts of activity during every bright patch , the
shadows finally changed too much and I had barely finished the head.
Disappointingly , I had to finish the study with the aid of photographs.
I will post the finished painting soon .
Sunday, 2 August 2009
I consider myself a tonalist painter , but have been exaggerating colour
in order to convey the effect of bright sunlight.
This painting was done completely from life and from my colour
sketch posted a few weeks back.It measures 28 x 20 inches.
Monday, 20 July 2009
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.