On a Friday and Saturday morning at the end of May I painted a seascape. I actually set up on Wednesday morning but I had a companion who needed more attention than my canvas.
To steal a line from Tangerine Meg, the artist’s face has been yarn-bombed to protect her identity.
The May weather was unseasonally warm. The evenings were balmy and sunsets brilliant. The days were about 23 degrees C.
Comparing the photograph to the painting I can see a big gap! I have a long way to go to capture that light and tonal excitement. My focus was reducing fiddliness by using my 2nd or 3rd biggest brush. It is too easy to forget all the other elements.
Here is “Morning in May” from 2012. Very blue and cold.
I am about to have a week’s holiday in the warmth of Brisbane, one of my favourite Australia cities. Sketchbook is packed; no paints, just pens. Planning to take it easy and will probably be un-plugged. Best wishes! See you when I return.
Enjoy your week!