This is my first attempt at working with oil paints. I’ve no idea what this is or whether (or not) it is finished! It’s a very small canvas, 15cm square. There may be further developments, I’ll keep you posted. Either way it is nice to have a paint brush in my hand again.
I’ve been away near Croyde for the weekend with a big group of friends. In between beers I had a go at trying to paint the landscape. This is a view towards the bayside painted on the beach. It was a blowy day and the picture, paints and other stuff kept flying around. It was almost impossible to mix colours on the plastic plate I’d brought with me (yup that kept flying away too), and I think I need to buy some….grassier greens.
There’s a lot I don’t like about this picture though some of the folks I was away with were very encouraging about it. I found it very difficult to capture something so….big, I’m hoping things will improve as I gain confidence.
Following on from the recent birthday card drawing which I enjoyed making more than I first thought I would, I decided to continue the painting experiment. I was about to go away with Carole and Keira for a holiday on the Cote d’Azur and when we got there I tweeted an offer to paint a postcard for anyone who would like one. Six people kindly got in touch so I bought a few brushes in Nice and the experiment continued… Watch this space.