Monthly Archives: January 2012

A Place to Think

This painting is set to exist in this young man’s life with a purpose; as a way to remember, in memorial, in memory of his Dad, who died at sea while scuba diving. Painted from the heart and the imagination, the … Continue reading

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(Paintings should be) Viewed in the Flesh

Looking forward to getting back on with the painting  tomorrow. The client’s viewing at the weekend went really well, in fact he appeared to be delighted! He particularly loved the sea (I’m pleased as I put a lot inventing how … Continue reading

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Seascape Commission – Latest Progress

Latest developments to the painting have consisted of the following: Dabs of a vivid orange to the clouds, then toned down. Adding more cerulean blue to the lower part of the sky to balance the sky with the sea. Faffing … Continue reading

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Freshly Painted Clouds

After some planning with the seascape sketches and the stick-on cloud experiment, I couldn’t ponder any longer. Feeling brave one sunny day, I went for it and set about disturbing that cloudless blue sky. Here’s a photo of those first … Continue reading

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Stick-on Clouds

I had several comments from people at the studio  suggesting that I should leave the sky as it is because it looks beautifully warm and sunny and the blending had been well-executed. I agreed that it’s even simplicity worked well … Continue reading

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The Client’s Comments

This was the client’s reaction to the seascape sketches: “I really like the 1st place painting – almost everything about it – some clouds but not over bearing to ruin the sky, the colour of the sky, the reflection in … Continue reading

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Seascape sketch – In 1st Place

All aspects considered, including the client’s preferences, this painting works the best. The painting establishes the position of the boat, which works better on the right. A fishing boat looks ‘prettier’ and the clouds are light and orangey but still with … Continue reading

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Seascape Sketch – In 2nd Place

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Seascape Sketch – In 3rd Place

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Seascape Sketch – In 4th Place

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