Tuesday, 22 November 2011

 Sunderland Point, afternoon
Oil on board, 18"x24"
A studio painting done from an earlier study and other references. I was keen to try to maintain the immediacy and freshness of a plein air study on this larger scale. The figures were included with the help of photos taken at the time. I was careful to treat these loosely and in the same way as the rest of the painting.
I started the painting with acrylic washes to quickly establish values and the positioning of the main elements. Once dried, the painting was continued in oil.