Thursday, 7 July 2011

Light, shadows and reflections

Today, finally got the canvas covered. I also had another go at some of the perspective on the windows/shutters in the background. Now I've started to consider this painting as a whole, so light and shade on the bridge needed to be worked on. Looking at this photo, I needed to luminate the first building in the foreground, it's looking dull. I mentioned the window in the foreground, it has a great reflection, I've made a start on this today too. I think I now need to let this dry. Yesterday I sketch out my next project, a waterlily, oil on canvas, so I can make a start on this whilst Ponte Vecchio dries over the weekend.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Spot the difference!

Spent another couple of hours on this today, mostly using a brush this time. More shutter painting and perspective tweaking, as the work comes together I can spot areas that need more work. I'm looking forward to working on the final window in the forground, it has a fantastic reflection to paint.

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.