Tuesday, 24 May 2016
This is the companion piece to Down Swan Street and was painted just outside of the studio door on Sunday, the final day of Open Studios West Berkshire and North Hampshire, with a few minor adjustments made today.
The sky was ominous for most of Sunday, and, by the time I took the decision to stop, thunder was rolling through the valley. The red kite had been calling most of the afternoon, and made an appearance in the sky at just the right time for it to also appear in the painting.
Oil on canvas, 40 x 60 cm
Oil on canvas, 40 x 80 cm
Friday, 20 May 2016
Swan House (24 Swan Street) Kingsclere
11am to 5pm
11am to 5pm
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
This is the final week of the West Berkshire and North Hampshire Open Studios, and the dates are as follows:
Wednesday 18 May: Rosemary 11-5; Amanda 11-3
Thursday 19 May: Amanda 11-3
Friday 20 May: (all closed)
Saturday 21 May: Rosemary 11-5, 6-8; Amanda 11-5; Adeliza and Elinor 11-5, 6-8
Sunday 22 May: Rosemary 11-5; Amanda 11-5; Adeliza and Elinor 11-5
Rosemary is in Newbury, I am in Kingsclere, Adeliza and Elinor are in Tadley.
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Sunday, 15 May 2016
|Sketch made at the rehearsal|
The sketch blog currently features a series of sketches made of the cello section. I also drew other parts of the orchestra, and decided to paint the violins (and the pianist), in oils.
It's quite a complicated image, all done from line sketches. I haven't finished it yet - and I have two days out of the studio before I Open again on the 18th May; this will be the final week. So I thought that I would share what I've done so far.
Watch this space...
Oil on box canvas, 40 x 60 cm
Here s one of the latter upon one of the former.
From a photograph, painted in the Open Studio last week.
Oil on linen canvas, 50 x 70 cm