Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Outlaws, oil sketch

Outlaws, an oil sketch on paper, a monotone really. It's almost like a watercolour, even leaving the white of the paper as the highlight.. 12x16 ins.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Rainy day in Dublin

Umbrellas at the ready, a rainy day in Dublin. Watercolour on cotton rag. 14x10 ins approx. A muted palette only livened up with the warm orange yellow umbrella on the left.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Window shopping

I have been painting some small studies with the view to a larger work. The paintings below are stage one and the final piece. Window shoppers 7.75x8 ins on gessoed board, a mother and son looking into a shop window.

Stage one, was just oil paint diluted with Gamsol on gessoed board.

The final stage, I added colour impasto with a palette knife.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Streatham common London

A little study of a family enjoying Streatham common. Oil on gessoed board 7.75x10 ins, mostly using a small palette knife.

Monday, 2 January 2017

Dancers 1

Two dancers practicing their routines before the big night. Watercolour on cotton rag paper 10x7 ins. I used a limited palette as my main interest was to convey movement.