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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Work in Progress

Working on an acrylic, after too long not working on anything at all - I suppose I feared I wouldn't be able to see properly and so didn't want to take the risk of mucking things up: but I can see well enough to work on this sort of scale (16" by 12").

I can foresee a problem with the large triangular are at bottom right - ie, what to fill it with?  The scene itself is largely composed of nondescript, straggly shrub - perhaps I should just reflect that.  There's nearly always an area in a sketch which looks OK in pencil or charcoal on paper, but gives you a problem when you try to paint from it - well, we'll see.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Salt Water Inlet

And here's one I did earlier - forgot to post it here. Acrylic, 8" by 10".  I'm forgetting a lot of things: I've also forgotten to post my membership subscription to the National Association of Painters in Acrylic, and must pull my finger out before they cast me into the chilly void...


A fallow period - perhaps it's partly the eye, but inspiration has been entirely lacking and I've not painted anything much, though have fiddled with a few things.

However, I did hobble out for a walk today and interrupted a couple of fox cubs as they played on the presently largely unused Undercliff Drive, which is still closed to through traffic (and I think I'm hoping it stays that way - it's peaceful, and people seem to be managing to find an alternative route into Ventnor.  Why they don't just re-open the road as a walk-way, and abandon the idea of reopening it to traffic, I don't know - because I suspect they'll have to in the end.