Sunday, 14 April 2013

Summers Storm - Another Work in Progress

I began this 3 foot wide painting just a week or so ago and it has been occupying my painting time ever since.

One of my favourite subjects to paint are hay bales, maybe it was my earlier years when I avidly studied Monet's haystack series, I don't know, but I always enjoy seeing them in a sunlit field.

Here it is with the key elements blocked in, I used the largest brush I have and will continue to do so throughout this painting to keep a loose fresh feel to it.

 Here, I have begun to work into the clouds, they form an important part of the composition and I wanted to be sure to get them right. 

After a couple more sessions, where I brought the landmass down a bit as it was creeping a bit too close to the half-way mark (naughty, naughty) and a lot more work in the field areas.  A few hay bales have been hoisted all over the field. I really should have planned that out better before I started painting!

Here it is, very nearly finished, I have a few adjustments to make, but I want to keep it loose and fresh, so will not fiddle, I promise.

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