On a walk several weeks ago I noticed that the water in a shallow ditch running alongside the path was reflecting the most wonderful blue from the sky. I couldn’t resist recording it in paint.
Thanks to those who took part in the quiz (see last post). The first painting was in acrylic and the second in oil. The acrylic was marginally more popular than the oil and this seems to have been because people preferred the colour. Thanks for your feedback, whatever your preference!
Here’s another Chester piece, again inspired by the Winter morning light that so impressed me a few weeks ago. My vantage point was the suspension bridge, which gave me the opportunity to get a novel view of the River Dee from above – and include the fantastic reflections in the water. I hope you like it.
Here’s an experiment. We all love a little quiz, don’t we?
I thought it would be fun to paint the same image twice but in two different media. Each is about 8″ x 8″ and painted on board. However one of them was painted in oil and the other in acrylic. But which is which? And which do you prefer? Is your preference based on colour or texture – or something else?
Following on from my last post, this is a similiar view but I decided not to use collage. Instead I used my ‘usual’ mixed media kit – a combination of oil pastel, watercolour, acrylic paints and acrylic inks. As before, though, I experimented with using a very limited palette of colours, exploiting the warm/cool contrast. Interestingly the eye still reads the image (or maybe just my eyes do!) because the tones work. A fun experiment anyway
It may be chilly out there but there’s nothing like a beach in winter to ‘blow the cobwebs away’. The light can be pretty special too.
The vibrant yellow foliage of a riverside tree made me want to paint this image – and it’s always fun to paint the ‘sky’ in the water!
Trees and water again today but some Autumn colour this time. Some of the trees are looking wonderful at the moment. I can’t believe I am nearly at the end of week three of my daily painting challenge! Loving it so far.