MY PAINT GALLERY
Posting mainly 'PLEIN-AIR' PAINTINGS IN OIL
but maybe other images as well.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Malvern Hills from Sink Farm Lane
About 5.00 pm Saturday at Sink Farm, Hangmans Lane, Hanley Castle. About twenty cows surrounded me at the start (quite intimidating!!), but they soon got bored watching and wandered off towards the barns and vanished, milking time. I went back for an hour today . The sky was somewhat different, however reworking a bit the next day certainly helps to consolidate the piece. Painting into the sun creates its problems, with light changing by the minute but I was trying a system of mixed optical grey, it tends to restrain the colour so works well in this instance as the colour gets bleached out in this type of lighting situation with the sun popping in and out of the clouds.