Just back from painting tonight's sunset on the North Downs near my home.
As a New Year resolution, I really want to extend myself and start painting some bigger scale oils, ideally based on sunsets, skies and coastal views. These are some of my favourite subjects, but ones I feel could be really impressive on a larger scale. First step - get out in the cold afternoon and paint lots of quick oil studies on location (small scale). Here is the first attempt. A great experience, but even with thermals, you cannot last very long before fingers turn blue. Fortunately, the sun waits for no artist, so time to get those brushes really moving!