|Rain, Refections and The Lady in red, 8" x 10", Oil on Board.|
This is a little 8" x10" painting I did a while back and posted under the title-The Power of Red-of a wet London scene. Every now and then apart from posting the work I do or work that I am currently working on. I also like to share the stages I go through to produce some of these paintings. This particular painting was painted entirely from a photograph, all in one sitting, to keep the paint fresh and not overworked, just as if I was painting outdoors. It's not a step by step demonstration, I really don't believe paintings can be absorbed through a step by step procedure. These are just pictures I took at different stages of the painting while in progress.
|Stage 1- I have done a precise grid of the painting surface. I used the Accurasee software to do this. The grid lines are done in coloured pencil, then fixed. After which I have sketched in a blue and purple ball point pen-just for some variety. Already, I have started with some of the greens of the trees, I have decided to paint in a shape by shape method here. which is more of an "Inside -out Technique"|
"Every artist has a painting which is hidden away at the bottom of a drawer which, when they painted it, they thought was fantastic! Our eye develops, as do our technique and ideas. It is experience that helps us to see our successes and technical errors and use these mistakes to go forward."-(Criteria for judging an artwork- The Art of WATERCOLOUR Magazine)