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This page displays recent paintings and works in progress. If you would like to post a comment on any of the pictures on this page, or read other people's comments, click on 'comments' under the relevant picture and follow the instructions. I look forward to hearing from you...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Stage 14; I've completed the rock reflections and am now blocking in the broad areas of colour for the water and wet mud, over which I will add details like small pebbles, bits of shell etc. The dark rock-reflections will be dissected by steaks of grey/purple which are where the mud breaks the surface film of water and so disrupts the mirror effect of the water. However, I'll put these in when the paint is dry otherwise the brown pigment will mix with the fresh paint and I'll end up with a gungey mess!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Stage 13; The seaweed-covered rock is now complete and I have started working on the reflections of the rock in the water at the ducks' feet.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Stage 12; I've added cool highlights for light reflected off the wet seaweed and warm orange-browns for the 'transmitted light' where the sun shines through the fronds.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Stage 11; Here I've started work on the seaweed-covered rock, putting in the dark shadows first and painting over with the brighter colours to give a sense of sunlight shining on and through the bladderwrack.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Stage 10; I've worked up the clumps of bladder-wrack that sit amongst the green stuff(!) and have started to work on the mud infront of the seaweed.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Stage 9; I've added highlights including a few pinpoints of white for the 'sparkle factor' where the sunlight glints of the wet seaweed. I've also added some paler blue in the very wet places where the water film reflects the blue of the sky. This section of weed is now complete, although I may add a seashell or two...

Monday, March 02, 2009

Stage 8; Lighter greens on the sun-ward side of the shadows I put in give the weed real form and help to give the effect of late afternoon sunlight.

Stage 7; I've added some shadows to the green weed and some pale blue where water has collected in hollows in the weed and is reflecting the blue sky.