Thursday, 28 April 2011
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
I have to say goodbye to a painting I have loved having around. It's going to a good home.
Do other artists want their work to go to a good place where it will be enjoyed and appreciated, or its it just me? I have heard it said that some painters will make up an excuse as to why a painting is not for sale because they think it is being bought for the wrong reason.
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
One feature that I have noticed is that Chapels need to be viewed from the front, whereas Churches and Cathedrals tend to more special from the side or three quarter face. The gravestones are wonderful works of art in themselves because of the capacity of slate to take both broad and very fine lines.
This quick shot was taken just a few months ago. We were still in the grip of winter. Now the temperatures are hotter than Greece. To be more correct - hotter than Greece during the day. At night we are close to frost.
Monday, 18 April 2011
Monday, 11 April 2011
This is LLANARTH - West Wales, adapted from an old sepia photo from around C1880? We have travelled this road many times and know it well.
I have used (for the first time in over a year) broad rough dark outlines. I love this technique, favoured by many impressionist and expressionists. I suppose what I like is the way in which it draws out the fundamental 'pattern' relationships in the viewed scene. These can be simplified and still stand strong on their own. Changing the colours is just 'fun'. I don't why, how or when the colours are right - but I know when to leave them alone.To those with local knowledge - sorry - I have missed a house out!!
I am so looking forward to being able to post easily from Picasa once more - its been a long time
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