Parcent towards Montgo – Plein air oil sketch.
I’ve worked a bit larger than I generally do outdoors, as I had access to a bigger easel. This is 20 x 20in on MDF, and a better size for my style of work, particularly with a complicated scene like this! These quirky old buildings are so delightful to paint, with their ochres and burnt sienna’s, and the early morning shadows really help. I have photographs at various stages throughout, courtesy of an artist friend who joined me, so it may make an interesting WIP feature for the e-newsletter at a later date. I started by drawing in the main outlines using a loaded brush, and then just went for it in my ‘gung-ho’ manner. It’s a bit ragged around the edges, but that’s on-the-spot painting for you!
About the Artist
Having studied fine art and graphics at both Stafford and Derby college, my career working as a graphic artist and latterly as editorial artist with Northcliffe Media Ltd, has kept me constantly in touch with all aspects of art and design. Painting mainly in oils, acrylics and watercolour, my…View full profile