MY PAINT GALLERY
Posting mainly 'PLEIN-AIR' PAINTINGS IN OIL
but maybe other images as well.
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Market Lavington, evening skies, with jet trails
Some recent evening skies from White Street Hill, at the edge of Salisbury Plain Escarpment - there's a great view North towards Devizes Bath and Chippenham. These paintings have to be done at speed, the sky changing in minutes, in seconds even, and in five minutes can look totally different. So one arrives at an approximation of what one has seen over the brief time but really it is an attempt to try to catch the sensations of light. It's interesting now these are laid out together, I can see certain effects working or not working so I might make minor changes to improve them.
No5. This time used prussian blue in the lower landscape which packs a punch when it comes to rendering the dark shadows.
No4 (below) One distant jet trail to the right of the sun.