Friday, 16 July 2010

Twilight

I was keen to do a small, wide format of the view from Whaddon at twilight, whilst the fields were nice and ripe. It was quite a challenge to get the balance of colours and values. As ever, the light seemed to change almost every time I looked up but the hardest part was getting the sky colours to read sensibly as paint. I found I didn't need to actually paint the sun as bright as it is (which would be impossible anyway!) by controlling the colours around it.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Paint till the cows come home....

End of the day, warm sunlight, itching to get out and paint, thought it would be a nice challenge to paint the moving cows and fading light! Actually, it was fun, high energy stuff. Rough round the edges, perhaps a little crude but who cares! Soaking up the moment, that's what it's all about. Check out the strokes in the grass.


 ...and as this pair of curious moos came towards me I couldn't resist....