Feeling a bit unwell this week, winter flu seems to be in the air and getting my motivation levels down. However today I decided to get back to some street studies, I haven’t painted anything like this in a long long while. Drawing things that are straight is normally a no go with me as I don’t have the patience. But today I decided to do a muted sepia study-( no black is used - I never use black in any of my paintings). I’ve noticed that the liquitex titanium
White seems to be different- has it changed? If so I’m not enjoying the new formula.
Anyway back to the painting- i like to draw buildings as it is always a challenge for me, I’m not all about the fine details and am aware that things aren’t perfectly accurate , but I kind of like that.
The abstract smoke over mountain paintings are at the stage where things aren’t quite working , but that’s something I enjoy about painting. Soon they will fit together , I hope.
I’m also working on some semi abstract road scenes which are currently undergoing a lot of work so perhaps they’ll be on display in my next blog.
14:00 I swear we just had an earthquake.. not like the normal wind you hear in the old college, the building shook! Or possible sonic boom?
Anyway, update on the abstract series this one is another one which is part of the four which I aim to have finished by the time I go home for Christmas. Taking inspiration from Peter Doig perhaps.
Oil on canvas