Thursday, 4 August 2011

Sennen, Cornwall.

10cm x15cm oil on canvas studies.

Two quick colour studies done on the land at the back of the house. It's really good to have a go at these small oil studies and take as little time as possible, just get down the main elements. On this occasion I think each study took about 20 mins and this really takes the pressure off the painter to walk away with a finished picture.

‘Colour plans or quick study on paper with oil, the plan is not a complete painting. Create a very small study with areas of flat colour representing the big shapes of the scene. This study becomes a guide for the quick lay in on a larger canvas. Simplicity is strength, a complex scene reduced to simple shapes’. Kevin Macpherson.

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