Today I decided two more paintings were finished, so I thought it would be good to blog about them.
The first is a painting of a rocky cove which I passed on a walk up to Baggy Point near Croyde Bay in North Devon. The coastal path belongs to the National Trust and has stunning views. The rocks had jagged, sharp edges, so for the first time in years, I used a palette knife to help get the right effect. I hope to paint some more coastal scenes in future, and improve.
|Photo used for the painting|
|Rocky cove, Croyde Bay (1)|
|Rocky cove, Croyde Bay (2)|
|Rocky cove, Croyde Bay 2011 (20cmx20cm)|
|Charcoal sketch of crab & prawns|
|Crab and shrimp (1)|
|Crab and shrimp (2)|
|Crab and shrimp (3)|
|Crab and shrimp (30cmx30cm)|
|Pigs in mud. Oil on board|
|Seascape, Croyde Bay|
|Mackerel head and tails|
I've sent them off to Redcliffe Imaging Ltd in Bristol as I was so pleased with the giclee prints they produced of my painting 'Cows in Dorset'. So fingers crossed these ones come out well too.
For any fans of Lucian Freud, I can recommend a book by Martin Gayford who sat (for many months) for a portrait by LF. The book is titled, Man with a Blue Scarf, and offers an insight into how Freud worked and his relationship with his sitters. It contains a lot of pictures of his other works as well - always a bonus.
Thanks for reading and please feel free to offer feedback on any of the paintings.