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‘Intimacy’ painting Feb 2015

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Time for a start on a new painting, always an exciting time for me.  This one, at the moment entitled Intimacy has been inspired by the work  of http://www.snowglobeman.blogspot.com a very talented author and sensual poet whose work I am illustrating along with another talented artist.  Have a look.  This painting is very much at the first week stage, so please make allowances….

Having worked for a few years in more muted colours, I am now having huge fun with a brighter palette and again have Michael Harding paints to thank for this.  Beautiful, vibrant pigments and although more expensive, they are so ‘true’ I don’t have to use as much paint to get the desired effect. I am particularly drawn to blue shades, the turquoises, light, mid and dark blues and then on to the purples.  Contrast these with the complimentary colours of orange and I feel I am getting somewhere.  Also the contrast of light and dark works well….not quite Caravaggio but along those lines.Intimacy week 1 This is shxt

However there are always the six stages of a painting to go through as illustrated in the attached image.  I usually spend a lot of time at stage 3!

I am available for Skype tutorials on a one to one basis for help with any painting problems.  Please see my last Blog January 2015 for more details. I am always interested in feedback by the way.

COMMENTS: 2
  1. February 26, 2015 by Eclairciie

    Very expressive and talended painting. I appreciate espetially the way you use colors !

  2. February 26, 2015 by michewatkins

    Thanks very much for your comments. It is all a learning curve for me but it is my absolute passion to paint

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