Monday, 27 July 2009

I started a new painting today of the little track across the road from us. I balanced the easel on the sloping drive and did the underpainting en plein air. I used a wipe out technique with raw umber and turps. This should be dry for tomorrow when I'll start the first pass of colour.

Here's the finished sweetpeas and apricots painting. This was a good warm up after having a break from painting due to health problems. The vase posed a lot of problems because not only was it reflective but it had a kind of white splodgy glaze over the surface.