Friday, October 02, 2009

Next project - roll out a larger canvas


I haven't worked much on large canvasses for a while and today I have the house to myself as OH is at hospital for the day.

This is a digital 'play', combining, cloning, adjusting, changing sketches done plein air. I wanted to catch the very early dawn light - lots of mystery and half seen shapes but the glow in the sky.

I'd like to have a go at transferring it to a large canvas and I'm determined to make a start today and let the dust bunnies live on :>)

Off to dig out the canvas .....

you will find the original sketches here

8 comments:

Jeanette said...

I just love this and can't wait to see it translated onto canvas.

How big are you going with it?

vivien said...

it's a 40 inch square canvas - it could be a long haul though

I was working on it in the living room as husband is at hospital today and so wasn't here to object

NOT a good idea!

I've cleaned the paint off the carpet and curtain from where I dropped the palette

I've got the paint off favourite T shirt that I had left on under painting top and put it in the washing machine

I've had a shower to get the blue paint off that was ALL up my arm from wrangling the canvas and juggling to get at dropped palette ....



Painting is banished to the garden to dry off ( I was using the quick drying Griffin Alkyds)

It's at the pig ugly beginning stage at the moment with some bits beginning to work and others really roughed in.

I'm doing it over an old painting that I didn't like

annie said...

Vivien, dust bunnies are VERY patient--this new digital "play" is much more important. I love this darker velvet dawn with the glow in the sky coming up as it does. I love its mystery, too.

And good luck with the painting and clean up (He'll never hear it from me).
annie

vivien said...

:>D

Sjamesportraiture said...

Sounds like whilst the cats away the mice will play....great result, look forward to the next stage!

vivien said...

:>D

Billie Crain said...

Vivien, this is dropdead gorgeous! I have to say it feels more like a twilight scene to me than early dawn but still very successful. It almost seems I could step right into this and onto the edge of the shore. Talk about taking you there...you did it!

vivien said...

thanks Billie - the dawns were lovely there with these beautiful skies - and anyone who knows the place would know that the sun shouldn't set there if I called it Sunset!

Someone who lives there said his grandmother used to say that they 'made the weather there'

- it's the very tip of England and the weather systems coming off the Atlantic start to build cloud as it hits the land so there were wonderful cloud formations