Wednesday, 26 May 2010

'The Cedars' revisited...

When I started work on my recent commission to paint 'The Cedars' I took the precaution of starting two paintings of the same scene until I was sure which foreground I preferred (call me paranoid!!)

As I still had one unused/unfinished foreground I thought I'd have some fun playing around with it...firstly sticking on the actual photo I'd been working from, then incorporating it into the painting....

Acrylic & Collage
26cm x 35cm

Dark Skies, Walberswick Beach

Acrylic on Watercolour Paper
36cm x 25cm

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Dark skies, Walberswick Beach

I often photograph my paintings as I work, I find it helps me to 'frame' them as I go along, and to view them in a different way, similar to taking a step back, when I have been working up close.
I thought it might be interesting to show my current painting in stages as I go along...

I am experimenting with a base colour of yellow to make the greys
shine out (top tip from Mary Spicer!)

Dark sky...

That's all I've got time for this week...!

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Beccles Society of Artists

My painting of Southwold Golf Course (see below...24/3) is hanging in the reception of Beccles Hospital for the whole of prize for winning 'Picture of the Month'!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Sunday, 2 May 2010

The Cedars

Commission complete...I think!

Acrylic on watercolour paper
35cm x 25cm