Saturday 1 December 2012

New Forest Heather 5 - Blasted Tree

Blasted TreeFinished

I started off by telling myself that I was just going to do the sky... but then there was too much blue left, so I made it into green ... and purple ... and before I knew it the painting had progressed to this stage and it was way past bedtime.

In progress
(artificial light)

It took a couple of days before I was able to find the time to work on it again, but eventually I did, and this is the result. The photography, of course, took even longer; domestic artificial light doesn't work very well with my rudimentary set-up, so I had to wait for the weekend. 

Oil on canvas, 55 x 46 cm
26 November 2012


  1. did you end up with less clouds? Amazing how different the colours look in the light.

    1. No, I think the quantity of clouds was unaffected.

      And the different types of light *are* strikingly apparent in these photographs. I'm sure I don't need to tell you that it's largely due to missing bits of the light spectrum in the artificial light (the one above was taken under flourescent bulbs).


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