Wednesday, 19 August 2015


          Walking Barefoot   Oil study on stretched canvas   9 x 12 inches   SOLD

Treading on sunbeams, walking into the water and a warm heart.  This little study is for all romantics.  

Painted mostly upside down, the canvas was white and ready for the warmth of the colour. I loosely scrubbed in the first colour to get a feel for the composition then teased out a design.  There is a sense of reality but my way is to abstract the shapes and create an atmosphere.

I like the deeper colour on the right with blues and greys...this area brings out the yellows and oranges reflected in the shallow water and wet sand. 

Splashes of blue and violet act as a balance on the left.  When nearly finished I turned the canvas right way up to add the final flourishes of Naples yellow and blue with trails of water running down to the bottom of the image.

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