Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Hillside Cottage

It began with my "Steelworker" painting. I had used kitchen roll for lifting off mistakes, but not as part of the 'creation' process. I decided then that I wanted to do more by way of experimenting with 'lifting off' in a constructive way and I eventually tackled the foggy scene in "Boat on Bala Lake". This latest painting, "Hillside Cottage", has been done solely as a means of trying to paint hills whose tops are bathed in low cloud. It's not my finest painting and the cloud effect could be much better, but it was an interesting task nonetheless. I'd be very happy to hear from anyone as to how you tackle cloud over hilltops.

4 comments:

  1. Actually, I think you have tackled this very well! it's very effective! I have often bled the paint in to clean watery paper for a similar effect, but this is equally as nice!

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  2. Thanks Sandra. 'Technique' is not my strongpoint but I'm learning a lot by trying these things. ;-)

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  3. I usually wet the paper and let the hill run up into it, the way Sandra does, but it can be a bit hit-and-miss. Your way seems to be just as effective and probably easier to control.

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  4. It's certainly easier to control Keith. I'm not good at making the paint do what I want it to do.

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