Friday, 15 May 2009

Boats in Honfleur - first session

This painting is a work in progress, but I took some photos on the way and you can see how it is progressing.

I shot the reference photograph in Honfleur, a beautiful harbour in Normandie (France).

I sketched directly the boats, using a hog brush and diluted paint

Starting to block-in the main shapes and the background.

Adding thicker paint .

At this point, I switched to painting knives.

End of session one. There is too much fresh paint to work on the canvas anymore. I have to wait for the paint to dry before coming back to it.

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