This is the thickest oil paint I’ve used in a painting for a long time. The main elements of the light were applied straight away with a palette knife and some of the mid-tones were too, and then after this I used some hogshair brushes to unify the whole image……and then more palette knife […]
Painting the sunrise currently means getting up at around 3.15am to let me stagger around getting ready and drinking coffee until about 4.30
This painting is the first outdoor work I’ve done since being being fairly ill with cancer and immobile for a while. I must admit painting outside again felt great. Painting Dawn from Tayport was done as an experiment from the passenger seat of my own car. I’d long thought this might be possible and it is.
There’s still more to do on the foreground highlights but it’s coming on ok, I think…..
….Och I could go on
A cloud painting in progress which uses this earlier small outdoor oil sketch as source material.
There’s still a fair bit to do to this.
I thought it was a bit like the way summers long ago were always hot and sunny, sweets always tasted better, dogs were always friendlier ……and…..pencil sharpeners actually worked.
Painting the sunrise without the sun
Shouldn’t be long now to finish this one. It’s progressing slowly (but at least steadily!) with a gradual working out of the shapes and shadows within the light.
Blue Sky and Cloud Study 2. The second in a series of similarly themed small paintings.
My table pallete and a hand-held kidney shaped palette that I use.