Sunday, 22 March 2015

I worked some more on a picture from the 7 Cascades that I started in 2011, I think it's finally finished now.  You can read the progress from start to finish in the Finale blog of the 7 Cascades. This is the how the picture started and changed, each of these pictures is underneath the final, amazing eh!

42x35" first stage

42x35" 2nd stage

42x35" 3rd Stage

42x35" 4th Stage

42x35" 5th Stage

42x35" 6th Stage

42x35" 7th Stage (FINAL)

Can you see the woman in yellow in the picture? She can be seen in two position: either lying on her back with her breast, knee, head looking up, or lying on her side with her face, elbow and legs turning to the right bottom corner.  There are women in all the paintings, this is me reflected in the landscape. I don't do this consciously it just appears. It's coming from the subconscious. This is ART.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

I went back to the Souffleur and set up under a lovely Veloutier tree for some shade.  I did 4 colour plays.  I like to work like this making colour studies, colour maps and trying to simplify the seascape.
The first 4 were done on Thursday 5th of March the day before the cyclone.  The waves were huge.

6x4" oil in sketchbook

 These 4 were done on Tuesday the 17th of March, the tide was low, the seascape was quite different. The first 4 are colour studies and the last one is done on board.
6x4" oil in sketchbook

6x4" oil in sketchbook

oil in sketchbook 6x4"
6x4" oil in sketchbook

longer study, oil on board 8x10"

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Painting by the sea.

I  have been painting  the sea over the last two weeks. The light on the sea is a very difficult subject. We had a cyclone pass near us and the waves were very big, it's always a pleasure spending the day by the sea.

Morning Light Ile aux Vacoas 26 cm x 18

Le Souffleur 28 x 23cm

Le Souffleur 25.5 x 20.3cm