Tuesday, 11 November 2008

I don't think it was cheating to put nos. 5 and 6 in the same picture was it? I calculated that it would take me almost a year at the rate of two a week. Anyway, I put no. 7 on a red book because I liked the way the colours worked. I'm using a glazing medium from C. Roberson and Co. which makes the paint thin, sticky and quick drying. I had three sessions on this and realised at the end that I have to use smaller brushes. Now that is strange because the rule I've followed up to now is, choose the largest possible brush and then go up one size.

Onion # 7, oil on board, 175 x 130 mm

1 comment:

Ed Cooper said...

Hi Nick,

cheers for stopping by. All my paintings were painted plein air. Earler this year I bought a portable easle and was going out a couple of times a week. For every success I had about 3 faliures. It not as easy now its so cold, so I am concentrating on drawing. However I dont think painting from sketches is a bad thing & might give it a go later on.

Good luck with the onions, great project & a great way to learn.