Monday, 26 October 2015

               

                                                                   Getting edgy.






               Field's Edge    Oils on watercolour paper   7.5 x 11 inches   SOLD


Ivy clad trees line the edge of this field.  Ruts and furrows on the ground lead the eye into the distance.  Autumn, and fields are ready for tilling with crops to be sown.  

An English country scene which is a familiar sight in our arable county.  I like to use a soft warm palette with muted colours for my autumn landscapes.  Brighter, clear hues are more suited to a summer scene.  

Several hues can be created simply by mixing two or three colours and experimenting by blending and scraping on the paper.  Gesso as an preparatory underpainting stiffens the paper and allows me to be less than gentle.


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