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Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Isola di Tessera - stage 4

 Second colour pass on the sky using the same colour mixes as yesterday. I reckon it's another day at least before I finish the sky...

Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Isola di Tessera - stage 3

 First colour pass on the sky using the following paints:

Prussian Blue, Phthalo Turquoise, Permanent Orange, Lemon Yellow and Zinc White.

Monday, 28 December 2020

Isola di Tessera - stage 2

 This is the tonal underpainting using the same paint mix as yesterday, Burnt Sienna and Winsor Violet thinned with Liquin and applied mostly with a rag.

Sunday, 27 December 2020

Isola di Tessera - stage 1

 Sorry for the long gap in posts but I have been working on a commission and I never post up the progress shots or the final painting until the buyer/commissioner has seen it first.

After quite a fiddly commission painting I fancied getting back to something looser so I'm painting a moonlit sky again this time of the Venetian Lagoon. Anyone that has caught the water bus from Marco Polo airport to Venice might recognise this tiny island as the water bus passes it quite close and at some speed. It is a privately owned island that is the first island that you pass after leaving the airport and is called Isola di Tessera. I suspect it is called that because of it's size being likened to a tiny tessara that are laid together to form a mosaic. 

This will be a nocturne with a moonlit sky, moonlight on the foreground water and the lights of the airport on the far horizon. This is the basic drawing up using my usual mix of Burnt Sienna and Winsor Violet thinned with Liquin. Tomorrow I will put in the tonal underpainting with a rag using the same paint mix.

Oil on canvas 23 1/2" x 23 1/2".

Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Dream of The Odalisque sold

 I have just sold "Dream Of The Odalisque" and five book jacket illustration artworks to a buyer in the USA through IX Arts. Oil on canvas 39" x 16".

 I am currently painting a private commission  and will not be posting any progress on it until the buyer has seen the finished painting.

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Fireflies sold

 A painting I did to show at IX a few years ago has been sold by Abend Gallery in Denver CO during their Black Friday sale. Oil on linen 22" x 16".