Friday, 13 September 2013

Mist Clearing from Axmouth Road

Oil on Board, 6 x 8 inches

This was a pleasant little study of Seaton from the other side of the Axe estuary in Devon.  Misty vistas give nice soft tones and of course with this sort of scene, a good illusion of recession with very muted, pale tones of the town in the distance.  As I've said countless times before, tones are all in a painting, and the key is to place all your tones down together, never working on one part of the painting in isolation, otherwise a good-looking painted passage on its own can look totally wrong when the tone next to it is placed.  So, keep all the parts of your paintings moving along at the same pace.  I'm going to have to kill you all again aren't I....

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