Rear View

Rear View

I love this approach and it works really well here - its a lovsly painting. If you are not already familiar with him you might like to look at Ali Yanya's website :

Thanks very much Michael. This is the first week I've put paintings on here, fairly new painter so not sure what to expect, though I need to get a bit better with a camera to get the painting image clearer and well sized. I'll have a look at A Y's site. Thanks

I like it that you've cropped the fig on the right. It's hard to paint on the spot and especially, I imagine, in Italy with watercolours when the heat will dry them very quickly. Thanks for your kind comments on my painting.

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This was a quick watercolour on a visit to Italy, Lake Iseo, as part of a group painting holiday in 2010. As everyone was busy painting at the time, my painting effort was not observed by the 3 ladies in the picture....and it was a rear view! To get the warm glow wash of yellow/pink/blue - I soaked the paper and used a bulls eye effect - a centre circle of yellow, surrounded by alizaron crimson and then an outer circle of blue. I didn't sketch in advance, just painted a vague effect for the figures. This took about 10 to 15 minutes and seemed to work quite well.

About the Artist
Pat Thompson

I've been painting almost ten years, initially with watercolours, then moving on to oils and other media. I am self taught, though have attended several short painting courses. I paint as a hobby and also belong to 2 art groups in Yorkshire. I exhibit through them and local galleries. I loveā€¦

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