Thursday, 5 November 2009

Backhouse Park

After a few weeks without much opportunity to dip into the turps I managed a couple of hours in the local park hoping to produce my autumn masterpiece. Foolish me. What a struggle? Whilst not my usual subject matter I thought lessons learned elsewhere might aid the process but to no avail. Choosing such a complicated scene without simplifying and editing sufficiently well did not help the progress of the piece. However there are signs that some of the lessons along the way have not been totally forgotten. I am starting to achieve better feelings of depth in some of my work. Painting is like many other activities, the more often you are able to do it the more comfortable you are with the tools. Moral - get out more often and if not possible to get out then paint indoors.


Backhouse Park - Oil on canvas board 12" x 10"

2 comments:

rob ijbema said...

yes you got some depth indeed mick,
cooler greens at the back,warmer reds up front
but my,you choose such a difficult scene,i would be happy to paint just a quarter of it

Mick Carney said...

Rob - You're absolutely correct. A little bit over ambitious for first time out with oils in a while. I have to keep telling myself, SIMPLIFY, SIMPLIFY, SIMPLIFY. Thanks for calling by. I hope I'm starting to get the message about creating depth.