inspired by a camping trip to Dorset back in september, I was really itching to get started on this painting which measures 20" x 30"
I study my reference photos drawing out loosely with white chalk, sometimes drawing small thumbnail sketches in my sketch book, to make sure it all flows.
next I added the glue where I
wanted my gilding flakes to be,
Then after the glue has gone
tacky I stick them on and leave
them for a while,
painting a different part
till I know I can rub
off the excess.
I dont really have a plan when I paint these big pictures.
Sometimes I try to be more structured and work from the top,
I painted the sky then the tree,
then concentrated on the foreground,
finishing with the bottom right corner and the pathway.
I had this painting and two others photographed earlier today,
ready for the wylye valley art trail which runs from 27th may 2017 to 4th June 2017, you can see more info on their website and this painting will represent our venue in the trail book.