Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Out come the paints and brushes

With heavy rain, strong winds and a disinclination to venture outside, there was only one thing for it this morning - start on a painting! Out came the brushes and gouache and a start was made on the latest composition. I have an idea in mind, which is bird-themed, but as with any of my paintings an image of the finished product has not yet materialised in my brain. I start with a vague idea and then let fly with the brushes, building up layer upon layer of colour and pattern. I thought it might be fun to post the work as it progresses  - the photo above was taken after about an hour's work. Much will change, of that I'm sure.


Gillian Osborne said...

I see sky and hedgerow with something pretty awesome like a Grasshopper Warbler or Sedge Warbler.....not really Wheatear habitat, is it? Look forward to seeing how it progresses.

Steve Gale said...

Thanks Gill, all will be revealed.