Thursday, 30 June 2011

Reflections in Sorrento

Whilst my Ponte Vecchio painting dries and worked further on my Sorrento painting. I've used a palette knife for most of this work, however today I swopped for a brush, in order to tighten up the details on the rope and chain. I'm putting this on the shelf to ponder, I want to keep the reflections fresh, so I'm weary of killing it with overworking. This is only a small 10 x10 oil painting, so I wanted to keep it simple.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Shutters, shutters and more shutters

Lots of straight lines today still mainly using a palette knife. I've started to try and get a feel for the areas that are illuminated by the sunlight, and the areas in the shade. I have to let this dry now, so its back to my Sorrento painting.
The weather today was driving me mad, stormy weather making the sky turn black, the light was changing constantly!

Monday, 27 June 2011

Ponte Vecchio, w.i.p.

This project I'm really enjoying. For several reasons firstly I'm using a palette knife, a tool I always love, however don't use often enough, the subject is something different for me, finally the canvas is not my usual proportions. I'm loving the textures of the ancient walls, this bridge dates back to Medieval times, it's the only surviving original bridge into Florence since the bombings in the WWII.