Sunday 15 May 2016

Work in Progress: Violinists and Piano

Sketch made at the rehearsal
As noted in my sketch blog, I attended a rehearsal of the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra at St. Nicolas' Church in Newbury in my capacity as Open Studio artist. Open Studios West Berkshire and North Hampshire are collaborating with Newbury Spring Festival.

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.

It's all looking a bit murky at the moment. I'll be brightening up a few areas on Wednesday and clarifying some of the details.

Watch this space...


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