One finished painting and another well on it's way to completion. Don't worry the painting on the right is protected by cellophane.
If cloth road visitors to my studio next week ask me nicely I might allow them a sneaky peak at the finished artwork.
Monday, 28 April 2014
Thursday, 17 April 2014
Thursday, 10 April 2014
Watercolour / Gouache
24 x 31cm
Here's 'Pied Piper' finished, he seems to be playing a jaunty little number to go with his outlandish get-up.
Again this was another challenge for me, to date I have never completed a satisfactory medieval street. I can only guess the multiple storeys each one overlapping the one below is the main architectural detail I tend to struggle depicting. However reference is key and I managed to use a few old illustrations for guidance and a photograph of St John's alley in Devizes which I took years ago.
Lots of gouache went into the chickens to help define their features and bring the wing forward on the front hen. I was also pleased with the shadow being cast over the brood of chickens in the middle-ground which contrasts nicely with the birds farther back in bright sunlight (but also a lighter tonal range to suggest atmospheric perspective).