Wednesday, May 26, 2010
(Finished ) Official size: 80 cm x 95 cm
It is strange how taking a photograph of a painting makes you see bits that need changing. Yesterday, after a little boat trip and some "time out" I came back to this painting, checked it over in a mirror and decided to do a bit more. I wanted to make it feel hotter, so I have knocked back some areas by misting water and paint at them then glazed over others with a clear but hot (to me) blue, it is Antwerp Blue, and always reminds me of the deep pools of shade made by a hot summer sun.
It has worked for me anyway! Here I am, painting away, just to give you some idea of the scale of the painting.
I have decided to make a page on my web site for commissions, portraits etc and one of the things on offer will be "garden portraits" Good idea? What do you think?