Coastal Tones 2 Oils on canvas board 7 x 5 inches £ 60 $ 75
A range of tones on this coastline.
Imagination plays a large part in my working day.
I placed three small canvas boards in a row on my easel and made a start.
Using a limited palette of colour I wanted to practice my tonal skills.
With a large brush and dark paint I scrubbed it onto the board.
Just shapes to begin with and nothing particular in mind.
I let my mind wander and soon a composition began to appear.
Lightening the scene I worked up the board to the top.
The painting gradually moved away from initial abstract shapes towards realism.
My exercise had become a seascape albeit imaginary.
During this time my only conscious decision had been to make 5 tonal values in the picture.
I think I achieved this and I like the painting. More will be posted later.