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.

4 comments:

  1. Very good work, beautiful. You did better than the others you had made.

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  2. Thanks monique, this is a more finnished painting done in the studio where many of the others where quick outdoor sketches.

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  3. I LOVE the outdoor sketches and the spontaneity of them, but I must admit, this studio painting looks very, very special. Really enjoyed viewing it.

    Sunderland Point is a place that I keep meaning to visit but never seem to get around to it.

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  4. Thanks for your kind comments Tom. It is encouraging to get positive feedback. I try to paint places that I respond to and that's certainly the case around the Lune estuary. I often spend more time just looking and listening than actually painting.
    Best regards, Paul.

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