This week I took a short detour from my current project theme (‘Light’).
Rather than continue to make exploratory sketches etc, I had an urge to do a painting from a holiday snap that my Dad took some years ago. The effect of light and shade is quite dramatic and makes for a strong composition.
Last year I did a couple of preliminary sketches from the photo – one in charcoal, and ….
…… a sketch using acrylic, which I like as it has a fresh feel.
Last week I did two more pictures. The first is another using acrylic. I took longer over it than the sketch above. I tried using a palette knife. The result is heavier than I was hoping for. The second image is a water-colour. I’ll draw a line under this little diversion for now, and return to collecting some more exploratory images next week.