Spring in the Winter Garden

I really can’t make up my mind whether this is finished. It has got to the stage where the temptation is to continue titivating, adding a stroke here or a bit more just there. This can  mess up a painting. On balance I think I will let it rest for a few weeks as things…

Couldn’t leave it alone.

It’s hard to leave a painting when you see something wrong, there is that nagging feeling of a chord unresolved. That is why I’m posting again so soon. I just had to correct the things I felt were wrong. Maybe this is the last time but I wouldn’t bet on it.

Winter Garden stage 3

I thought  this painting was finished but decided it needed more work. Among other things I have added the blackbird and I can already see I will have to do a bit more work as he stands out as the star just a bit too much!

Slogging on

Got into the studio at 6 this morning and so far have done about 4 hours with a short break for breakfast. With this painting I am trying a new technique using oil pastels on top of acrylic paint and so far I’m enjoying it and will use it again. The winter garden at Hotham…

Another work in progress

I  got into my studio early this morning and did three hours work before 9 on this painting which is inspired by Hotham Park’s winter garden. I like to have several paintings in progress at any time to alternate between them. The willows and dogwoods give a real splash of colour in the dark days of January,…