K is for Kettle

K is for Kettle
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This is great Lee. There's a softness in the painting, obviously due to the blending. I started out with oils - so rich in colour and texture, but so long to dry so I have switched mainly to open acrylics which mean I can blend and, of course they dry quicker. But I think my first love will always be oils. Love the copper kettle and your mugs. And the fire is pretty good too.

Thank you so much for your feedback Adele. I do know what you mean about the drying time with oils, but sometimes for me the drying time is good thinking time, I can hopefully return to paint the next layer with fresh eyes and a clearer idea of what I'm trying to do!

Excellent, super

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10/05/2016
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Oil on canvas, 15 x 10cm. This is one of a series of little paintings I am working on, one for each letter of the alphabet. The idea came from the campfire barbecues we have in our garden, everything tastes better outside, even a cup of tea. It is a happy scene, the copper kettle is boiling, there are two mugs ready and waiting and it’s time for a brew – campfire cuppa anyone?

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Lee Conybeare

I set myself a challenge to paint a small picture for each letter of the alphabet. Not every painting I've done since then has been part of this 'alphabet' but I enjoy coming back to this series in between other projects. I'd love to know what you think of my work or if you have a favourite.

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