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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Stage 2: I've added some local colour in a thin oil wash to quickly give me an idea of how the whole painting is looking. I'm not entirely happy with the shape of the foreground bergy-bit; although true to the shape of the real piece I sketched in the field I think the vertical right-hand edge stops the flow of the composition so I might change its shape slightly. I'm also not sure that the penguin is in quite the right place, although I'm reluctant to re-draw it as I am pleased with the shape and it is often difficult to recapture that a second time.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Gentoo and bergy-bits - stage 1: This is the first stage of a painting from my trip to South Georgia. A gentoo penguin waddling up the beach amongst the ice flotsam which has been washed ashore from a glacier. This will be an oil painting measuring 24" x 30".