Friday, 30 September 2011

In 50 Years - Progress

I have had another busy time of it - mostly social, but also work-related.  I have worked some more on my painting and here is where I am at now, ready to start painting some more of the detail and establishing the light areas.
After Saturday's obligation is over, my diary will finally free up for some serious painting, which is just as well as I have many exhibtions and commitments to fulfill over the next 6 months.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

In 50 Years - let us begin

I have blocked in my next painting in the theme of "In 50 Years" - it is a local view that one day in the distant future may be developed with housing and/or windfarms.

It is another 3 foot wide painting, and I have just put in the larger blocks of colour for now.  Can hardly wait to develop it some more (although, oddly, I rather like it at this flat stage).

Saturday, 10 September 2011

One Finished and New Ones to Start

Since returning from my holiday to visit family, I have been busy at work (one always pays for time off, I find) and I have also had an unexpected visitor staying, so my painting time has suffered slightly.

I did manage to finish my Panorama landscape and it is up on my wall awaiting final touches and varnishing:

I hinted that I may be starting another big project and I have been quietly gathering my thoughts and resources, sketching out ideas and making Plans for this project.  It is to tie in with my Art Journal and the subject title is "In 50 Years".  I plan to do some landscapes on the subject of changes over the past 50 years and possible changes over the next 50 years (exploring threats to the environment, in particular).  The body of work is to include sketches, photos and paintings (maybe even some film/sound pieces) and I am very excited to get started on this proper.  I have some promised paintings and commissions to clear out of the way, but will begin to post my ideas on this blog soon.

In the meantime, autumn is beginning to happen here in Scotland and I know I shall have to get out in the countryside for some plein air painting as the colours will be irresistable.  

On this subject, I painted this scene from my back window in spring and feel I would enjoy painting an autumn scene now that the colours are changing.  This is a week ago and already the changes are beginning to show.
The rest of today, I shall be painting, but this evening I shall visit your blogs to catch up on your posts!