Friday, 10 February 2012

The Winding Welland

Oil on board, 7x10 inches

Continuing on the Summery feel (in the middle of the coldest part of the winter) for the AAF show at Battersea Park next month, I painted this one to give us all a lift out of the gloom of the cold, ashen-skied days of this week. What a load of smug tosh!  Of course I didn't - it's just that some Summer pictures are required.  Go on, get out there in this weather and have a walk by your local river, fill your lungs with the biting air and feel glad to be alive.

This is really an exercise in the observation of the subtleties of greens in the landscape. This is what sorts out an interesting painting from a dull, soulless one.  The brush must be constantly dipped into varying mixes of greens, rather than an overall single hue which is where many amateur painters fall down.  Don't forget you can click on the image and see it full screen to really see the subtle changes of hue that have been employed.

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