Monday, 4 July 2011

Slow progress

Got back to this painting today. I started to work a little bit more into the details with a brush. I think I will be a shutters expert by the end of this. I keep tweaking the perspective, however, the main rule to this bridge is there is no rule to the perspective! I'm still enjoying this, the main requirement is patience, to not try to work details until the blocks of colours have dried. To try to avoid the temptation to rush, I am making sure I have a project to work alongside this painting. I've pretty much completed Sorrento Reflections, so have a new project lined up, another oil painting, 16 x 12 in, of a waterlily. I think I've got another day's work in the Ponte Vecchio before I need to move on my next project.


Rolina said...

OOoh, great composition with the repetition of those shutters.

I had to chucke at the perspective confusion. I remember deciding in Venice that the laws of perspective do not seem to apply due to the old, wobbly, uneven buildings. What a challenge!

Sjamesportraiture said...

Certainly is, however a very enjoyable one! Each section of the bridge has it's own set of rules, but I suppose it can be excused when you consider it dates back to Medieval times.