Not had a lot of time for new stuff so been trying to finish some paintings that I’m not happy with. Always difficult to know when to stop or whether to carry on at all. Often better to leave them alone, they can die on so easily but on the other hand if they are not ok what to do ?
Felt that this needed some adjustment, still not sure about it !
It is difficult to get a true representation of paintings. Adjusting photos to be accurate in colour and tone is not at all simple. Here are a couple of adjusted pictures .
Got this on the go, not too sure about it really. I rarely use portrait format for landscape , it never seems to work for me.
completed… I think
more changes to this one
Got this on the go, almost there
Always tricky to get the colour reproduction right, here’s another go
A quick small oil of The River Axe in Devon from photos taken last summer, looking towards the estuary
Spring green (oil) …….finished……sort of…….oh wait……………..
As ever there are a few paintings underway.
Happy that this paining has gone to a new home, very close to where it was painted. Seems right. I hope the new owner will be happy with it.
Never sure if it’s a good idea to go back to a painting . This one is a year old and I gave into temptation to change it a bit.
Perhaps its time to stop with this one .The age old problem of whether a painting is complete or not doesn’t go away. Every picture reaches this stage and it doesn’t get any easier to decide. Keep it fresh or risk killing it with overworking it. There is always room for improvement or something that you find annoying but sometimes it’s better to leave well alone. Who knows ?
I realized that my last post was a terrible photo taken in artificial light so here’s a daylight version
Managed to get started with this little oil sketch of one of my favorite places in Transylvania. From a photo but fingers crossed I will be painting ‘en plein air ‘ in the summer.
I do find it difficult to deal with so many pictures, what to do with them all ? I was pleased with my recent sale in that it meant not only someone liked it enough to buy it but equally that I had one less picture to find space for.