I have neglected you but I've been in hibernation mode I confess and haven't got much of anything done to tell you about. What I really really need right now is some better weather and a change of scene, so roll on Morocco next week!
This is a self portrait I was working on for a couple of days last week but I didn't quite get it finished. I don't think it will ever move on from how you see it here! But here are a few shots of the studio set up and the progress.
I was working on top of a half-finished/failed painting that I did plein air at Sutton on sea one gloomy day. About halfway through I decided to keep the sky and beach huts in the background so it is a strange combination of a landscape and the objects in the studio.
|The yuk that I started with|
Here you can see the set up with the flowers and the mirror and incidentally, I didn't create the mess especially for the painting, that was already there.
|I started with a loose outline to place everything|
|The first colours I started with were the yellows, because that would have the biggest contrast with the colours already in place on the painting|