Really enjoyed working on this piece and satisfying my love of bright colour. I used charcoal for the initial sketch and worked the image in soft pastels on textured brown paper. Final work is approximately 600 mm sq. Reference photo’s were taken this summer.
A few weeks ago, when the weather was sunny I took the easel outside in the Autumn warmth. I like to have several paintings on the go, of varying sizes. It gives me a sense of achievement and satisfaction as one completes and another begins. I particularly enjoy working on a square format.
All three landscapes are now finished and many learnings during the process. Have started thinking about this weeks studies and will post as I go. I am allowing myself short bursts of activity before and after work duties, just as I did prior to lockdown, keeps me focused and grounded – thank goodness for art in my life!
The three landscape studies above were started after making small black and white studies (size of matchbox)j from several photo’s. All very much experimental and not necessarily looking for finished pieces. Never-the-less this first completed piece ‘Road to Patuha – II’ seems to have found it’s focus.
The first work, far left on my drawing board was posted earlier this week – the completed image below. Link takes you to my FB page Road to Patuha – the making.