Sunday, 23 September 2012

October Banks

Oil on Board, 10 x 14 inches

I painted this one as a demonstration piece for the Oundle Art Group last Thursday, finishing it off back in the studio today.  It's an Autumn scene, a precursor of what will be on offer next month.

After the initial block-in with warn Acrylix brushes (there's no point using decent, expensive brushes at this stage), I used a Long Flat Hog brush to place in the simple sky and grass bank on the far right-hand bank, then employed my big 1" Household Paint Brush to re-establish the bulk of the trees and bankside vegetation, working from dark to light.  The two larger trees were re-drawn with a No3 Rigger and the water was placed in with Short Flat Rosemary Mongoose brushes, blending where appropriate to similate the water reflections. Then it was a case of tidying up all over the painting and pushing in the foreground bank with thicker impasto strokes and finally finishing with a few 'sky holes' through the trees and drawing some trunks and branches.  Voila!


  1. Voila indeed Peter two beautiful paintings, you seem to be on a role lately. Ve

    1. Thank you Ve, much appreciated. I don't know whether I'm on a roll or not, but certainly a conveyor belt!

  2. I really enjoy work work, never a dull moment! Bravo.


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