This one for Ickenham Art Society. 14″x21″ Saunders Waterford Rough 140lb.
For Rayleigh Art Group, an appreciative and enthusiastic bunch – worth the long drive!
An evening view, painted in 1 1/2 hours for Stevenage Art Society.
Had a fabulous trip, although it rained pretty solidly for the first 2 days. It’s not a problem in Venice; it just adds a different mood for painting so expect plenty of umbrellas…
Off to see my favourite city tomorrow, the city of light, although judging by the weather forecast it’s looking like the city of rain…. It really doesn’t matter; Venice is beautiful rain or shine and I shall be sketching furiously whatever the weather.
Look out my next picture posts – you know what the theme is going to be… Venice paintings always sell, although that is not my motivation for painting them – it’s more a compulsion. But I do have 2 orders already!
See you soon.
Experimenting with painting surfaces again, this time priming the paper with acrylic gesso. Upside – easy to lift paint, downside – bloody difficult to get it to stick in the first place! Thin washes almost impossible; most of the paint was plastered on at tube consistency and the moved around and thinned on the surface. Tricky, but I hope worth the effort.
This morning’s demo – Market Square, Amersham. A friendly and enthusiastic group; thank you for a very enjoyable morning.