Friday, 31 August 2012
The top left was the last to be filled. because the panes of glass were big, it looked emptier than usual, so I filled it with the heroine from Persuasion, reading her letter from Captain Wentworth.
Here is a close up on the top window. Hard to draw the characters as the space was only a couple of centimeters square!
I will be going to Bath to deliver next week, taking the train with three paintings under my arm!
Monday, 27 August 2012
Friday, 24 August 2012
The paint was drying quite patchily on the brickwork. Luckily the brickwork itself being old stone is quite patchy. Not sure if that was due to the heat or the mix of pigments.
Anyway, it should start to blend as I add further washes and shadows.
My figures did move a little bit after the first drawing. Barney walked on a bit and a couple of extra people arrived, to give it a bit more movement.
at the moment the people in the windows stand out too much, but if I paint them with more subdued colours hopefully they will look like they are inside and behind glass.
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
There is a focus on my Lewes paintings, there are three in the window.
Chalk has been refurbished this year, and has just had a smart new coat of paint on the outside...just the name to go, now!
I have come back in time to do just one more for Bath, need to deliver these early next month. There is a prize for painting the Jane Austen Centre...so I thought I would have a go.
House drawn, people pencilled in. they might change a bit yet..watch this space.
I have come home to several commission requests, so I am looking forward to getting started on them in September. Already got three Brighton pubs in the pipeline...what does that say about me?! time for a pub crawl!!
Thursday, 9 August 2012
Wednesday, 8 August 2012
I think that I will call this painting "about time..." a double meaning...the viewer can decide which part of the picture it relates to!
Tuesday, 7 August 2012
Friday, 3 August 2012
Thursday, 2 August 2012
Wednesday, 1 August 2012
The Needlemakers is seldom looked at end-on...so I am hoping that this will make people look up when they are passing by!