Managed to produce a small landscape piece yesterday. The view is one I see regularly when painting with my friend who was the subject of the portrait posted last time. He had loaned me some water mixable oils and I was quite keen to give them a try out.
The first thing I noticed was that they were very good for preparing an underpainting and drawing as, diluted with water, they are easy to put on and dry quickly. After that they perform just like my regular oil paints. I'll be interested to see how the finished picture dries.
As to the painting itself I'm a little disappointed in that I've not managed to create sufficient drama and the only way to have done that would be to have created my own lighting plan. Never mind the next one will either take advantage of the current sunshine or be based on something with a little more contrast. I've decided that I enjoy a wide range of values in my pieces.
Towards Tynemouth - Oil on canvas 12" x 10"