Part of a series ‘Into the canopy’, acrylic on box canvas 60×60 cm. I think its finished.
Last time I went to the Park I took my camera for walk around on a dull January afternoon but however dull there is always something to delight the eyes if one takes the trouble to look.
Yesterday I did a plein-aire watercolour in a small sketchbook and added to the ranks of thousands of muddy watercolours already in existence. Watercolour is not my best medium, however I do like the digitalised version below.
Many years ago the was a small Zoo in Hotham Park but the animals shown here are part of the new adventure golf site created on the old putting green due to open in the spring.
This 60x60cm work is the second in the series inspired by looking up into tree canopies though it still has a long way to go. I have done 4 sessions so far and here are the last three, I failed to record the first. I failed to record the first.
Had another session on this yesterday and realised it needs to be the other way up. Will have one more go at it then move on to the next in the series.
In the last post I shared some of my reference shot for a new set of paintings inspired by looking up into trees. These two photos are of atage one and two of a painting in progress called ‘Dapple’.
Always looking for fresh ways to depict the Park I started the first painting of 2018. Last year I decided to do a series of works inspired by looking up into the trees in the Park. I took a set of resource photos to use. Some of them are deliberatly out of focus but I…