Back garden, overcast
Oil sketch on paper, 9" X 12", en plein air. I did this to see how I've progressed. I painted the same scene last year and I'm pleased to say it took a fraction of the time and is a lot looser. I used a limited palette which really helped - alizarin crimson, ultramarine, cad yellow light, plus white. It's a challenge to be less neat and resist the temptation to describe everything but I'm happy to discover I'm improving in that department.
About the Artist
I came to art late in life after the proverbial ‘wake-up call' of serious illness. Starting with an evening class in drawing, I’ve carried on learning from DVD’s, books and weekend courses. I attend a weekly Life Drawing class, a brilliant foundation for just about everything. Plein air oil…View full profile