Friday, January 30, 2009

Roofs - Gilmore Place

oil on primed paper

oil on card

Two quick oil sketches out the window on Tuesday afternoon, tarted up and tidied a bit the next morning.
The darker one highlights the trouble I'm having with verticals just now, but I'm quite happy with the tonalities. Personally I blame my multi super-duper focals; even though they're quite weak they still distort a bit. Either that or I simply have to pay more attention to drawing.
These are actually small enough to scan. That saves such a lot of mucking about with the camera and making presentations from photos.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Observatory Road

oil on canvas 56x36cm

Finished this morning.

Slightly recomposed view just about to turn down into Blackford Avenue.

Took a while to do - got my spaces slightly confused - and the tree edges COULD be little looser, still, there we go.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

TREE - Grange Road

oil on hardboard 23x20cm

First post, and hoping to keep this up.

So, this is a tree that struck me during summer.

I'll fill in the recent paintings AND some of the older ones as we go along, possibly accompanied by nice photos of clouds.