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Tuesday, 10 March 2020

County Road - stage 1

I have actually painted this location before when I titled it "Idalou" as it is near the small town called Idalou in Texas but I was never happy with it (even though I wrote an article about it for Artists & Illustrators magazine at the time) and am happy to return to it for a better stab at it now that I have improved my skies since then. I want to try and get across the loneliness of this little house amidst the  vast space of the Texan landscape. To this end I am going to set it against a brooding stormy sky with the house and landscape picking up some low sunshine against the darkness behind. As a change from the earlier two paintings I'm seeing this one as relatively monochromatic in brown/violets and pinks and oranges but will not be painted in the way I was doing the monochromes earlier in the year.
For this stage I "drew" it up with a small bristle brush using a mix of Burnt Sienna and Winsor Violet thinned with Liquin and erasing any faulty lines with a rag dipped in turpentine.

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