Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Farm buildings study, oil on paper.

Farm buildings, 10x14 ins, oil on paper, off in the wilds, from a few years ago. The back drop is the Blackstairs mountain range, and this farm was tucked in the hills below them. Texture was the idea here, as I wanted to use the palette knife, without use of brushes to see how far I got.... The answer, brushes were needed to blend here and there, to get some soft edges. This piece, was pure experimentation and a try out for a painting on canvas or board. These days I seem to have settled for a 6x8ins or 8x6 ins size panel. I don't even do try outs, I just go for it. If it does not work, it's only a small panel, and I can easily start over.