Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Loosening Up

Regular readers will have picked up on the difficulty I have in loosening up my images so today's post is a recent attempt to attack a subject without tightening up. Some of you will also recall that I've been looking at the work of artists like Alvaro Castagnet and Jean Haines recently. They both have admirable loose styles which are very different from one another but both very impressive and attractive.

The subject I chose for this study was based on my recent sketches produced in Venice. A familiar view at the face of St. Mark's Basilica. a very ornate piece of architecture. There is so much detail that it would be a very lengthy task indeed to try and get a realistic representation. It became difficult to resist the temptation to put in more detail so I took that as a hint that I should stop work. 

St. Mark's - Watercolour on Not paper 12" x 9 "


L.W.Roth, said...

I should take that hint to heart as well. This painting is just enough. It's very nice in it's simplicity. You did a great job throwing down the brush when you did.

Mick Carney said...

Linda - It's a lesson that is taking a lot of learning. Stop before you spoil it.