Tuesday, February 28, 2017

After Charles Leickert -Dutch village scene with figures on a frozen canal

 After Charles Leickert -Dutch village scene with figures on a frozen canal
Finally got around to finishing this copy. Working on this scale (25 cm  x 20) is hard but by the end I had a system for working the details but I could have been neater from the start.  This was an interesting palette and had to work hard to get varying hues.  Looking at the original I could have pushed the darks more.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Lunch Break



Lunch Break

Celebrating those times when you think everything is under control you decide to take a short break and everything goes to. .  .  A lot of repainting on this and still not happy but on we go. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Part of the way

Part of the way
Worked on this for one evening and for the last two weeks no progress.  I also have a digital piece that I have not yet finished.  The advantage of the digital is that it lends itself to working on it for short amounts of time over a long period which is great because I have not been able to get the extended periods of time that the oils really need. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

More mountains

More mountains
Another ink sketch.  Practicing landscapes from photos.