Wednesday, June 17, 2009
'The Thatcher' - process 3
'24 Newlands' process 3
'Babes in the Woods' - process 5
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
'24 Newlands' process 2
This is a simple painting, in theory, being very close to the square houses with a triangular roof and straight path going to a central door that we all painted when we started school. So whilst there will be a little more detail added, yet, I am going to have to spend some time getting the tonal values right. That front door leaps ahead of the house closely followed by the windows and chimney. A problem that did not not concern my youthful self when describing the essence of a house.
'Babes in the Woods' - process 4
Why am I trying to get the building structures right when I know that most of their details will be lost later in the painting? I have taken some liberties with the structures already but I think I need a better understanding in order to 'reduce' them whilst still giving a sense of place ... Cornmarket, Oxford.
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
'The Lost Door'; in oils
Tried to resolve some of the colour difficulties I had with the Cotswold stone and cool shadows by working in oils. I have worked yet again on the small 18.0 x 12.0 cm coarse canvas that forces me to forget detail. So I think this is a better painting but can still hear the little voice in my ear saying ... "You can do better!"