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!
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.
I see from the stats that a lot of people are still landing here, so I have decided to revive the blog. Lots of catching up to do, so I’ll start with some of my more recent works. Most of them are demonstration pieces, so painted in under 2 hours and not highly finished, but hopefully I’ve managed to capture the essence of the subject.