|Morning Light Albert Bridge, From Battersea Bridge, Oil on Canvas, 6" x 8" SOLD|
I tried my best to take some stage shots to explain the "Outside -in" technique (where I cover the whole surface fairly quickly and work into it). I mostly use the "Inside-Out" Technique (where I start from the inside of the surface and work my way out)
|Adebanji painting the scene- I sometimes sing while I paint!|
This was quite tricky because the scene started with lots of water around the boats then all of a sudden, most of the water disappeared and I was left struggling to adjust the scene and painting the mud. But the light shone through and its effect on the mud made the piece interesting.
|Stage 2- With very diluted Liquin I quickly start the sketching of the basic structures -the bridge, the boats and the background foliage and foreground trees. This is just about putting things in the right places.|
|Stage 3- Here I begin to cover the surface with the larger elements, which are sea and sky, all the surface is covered at this point.|
|Stage 4- At this stage I start making each component more definite. The little details that matter||.|
Just get out there and paint, forget about the wind, the rain, the snow or the biting cold! They all seem to vanish when we start painting!"-Adebanji Alade