Canalscapes and Severn (in progress) 6

'Severn 4'. Mixed media on 14x11" wood panel

‘Severn 4’. Mixed media on 14×11″ wood panel

'Severn 2'. Mixed media on 14x11" wood panel

‘Severn 2’. Mixed media on 14×11″ wood panel

'Severn 3'. Mixed media on 14x11" wood panel

‘Severn 3’. Mixed media on 14×11″ wood panel

Today’s painting of the Severn – a bit more abstract. Also more work on Severn 2 and 3, which seems to suit a more abstract approach. The views in real life are very simple in a way – huge skies, long bands of land in subtle colours, but it’s the feeling of distance and atmosphere that’s hard to capture in a painting so I’m experimenting with atmospheric effects with scattered pigment and salt, rather than the usual graduated fading into distance which can look predictable or tedious, since we’re so used to seeing that in paintings. In ‘Severn 4’ I’ve scraped back to the wood which has a nice sand tone.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s