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Perfect Start skyscape, palette knife painting

Perfect Start skyscape Palette knife painting in oils 40x50 (18"x20") on narrow gallery wrapped canvas Available for purchase
Another beautiful start to the day.

We have had such a lot of rain this month, and several grey days with severe flooding in many areas. November is the rainiest month, but we've had more than our fair share. This painting reminds me what it was like before the rain set in!

Some close-ups





What it would look like framed

Tree grouping study

I am planning to paint a larger landscape painting. Two recent attempts were not too successful, so before diving straight in, I plan to do some studies of the various elements in the paintings. In my eagerness to put paint to canvas, I confess that I often miss out these steps. As an insight into the way I think preparing for a painting should work I am sharing some of the process with you, including the bad and the ugly.

I am starting with a study of a group of trees, so typical in the landscape of Provence.



STUDY 1

Using a black chisel-end marker, I painted the negative space around the group of trees. A black marker is an ideal way to figure out the overall shape. In this instance I used the negative space (space around the object) but it also works using the positive (actual) shape of the object. I normally use a marker with a 1½" tip, but it had run dry, so I made do with a normal sharpie marker.

Good points about the sketch
Good negative abstract shapes between the tree tr…

Wildflowers again - Provence Meadow palette knife painting

Provence Meadow palette knife painting 15x15cm (6x6inch) oil on box canvas 1.5cm deep Purchase information
Can you guess I love painting this meadow. This is my third painting, and probably not my last. I cheated (sorry, I mean used my artistic license)  a little with this one by replacing the distant vineyard with an olive grove.

 For comparison I am showing the previous two
Field of flowers Palette knife painting Oil on box canvas/6"x6" 15x15cm
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Willdflower Confetti Palette knife painting 15x20cm (6x8inch) on 1.5cm deep box canvas The edges have been painted black so a frame is unnecessary. Purchase information
I've been asked to show the original reference for these paintings, and here it is

Wildflower Confetti palette knife painting in oil

Willdflower Confetti Palette knife painting 15x20cm (6x8inch) on 1.5cm deep box canvas The edges have been painted black so a frame is unnecessary. Purchase information
This is another painting of the wildflowers that we came across last July (see here) from a different view point and different treatment.

Some close-ups