Sunday, 3 June 2012
Painting No 20 - Aldbury in the Spotlight
Oil on Canvas Board 18" x 24"
This is based on a photograph (yes, I'm still working from photos, sorry) that I took while out running. I couldn't resist this cloud formation and trying out the hotspot technique by placing Aldbury in the sun. I took a risk with demoting the land in favour of the sky but I think I just about got away with it.
It is amazing how effective the sunlit area is. I had the painting on the easel for a couple of weeks with just a dull green and blue middle ground and the whole picture looked flat and uninteresting. I particularly the like the natural greens and browns in the sunlit patch. There is something soothing about them.