Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Racing the cable car - oil painting

During the Swindon Big Arts Day, I did a demonstration of oil painting. I tried to take photographs at regular intervals to show you the process.

Usually, I work on tinted background, but I did not have any canvas ready for the size I wanted.

The whole surface is covered with paint thinned with Sansodor (the odourless solvent from Winsor & Newton)

Time to put in the people on the cable car and the cyclist.

I treat the houses in background are treated in an abstract way.

For the foreground, I use a palette knife.

Time to refine the details.

1 comment:

Mary said...

This is beautiful! :D I love it, and I've always loved San Francisco. Great work.