My first completed painting in a while

The painting I shared in my last post is now completed, and I’m quite pleased with the results. It still needs varnishing and framing but I feel it’s a successful painting. Here it is:

I haven’t got a title for my new painting yet… suggestions are welcome!

I apologise for the quality of the photograph I’m waiting for the second painting to be finished before taking both to be professionally photographed.

It’s been an interesting time completing the painting. Having to remember old techniques and skills has been a challenge, as is finding time, but I’m glad I did it. I seem to have relighted a passion in me for oil painting.

Beautiful lush close up of that gorgeous impasto oil paint!

Yummy yummy oil paint

The more I painted the more in love with the surface I became. I think it’s why I took so many cliched pictures of the surface. Trying to capture that beautiful thick texture that’s unique to canvas and oil became a driving force.

Sharing images on Instagram

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen that I shared plenty of photographs. Sharing as I went was a strange experience. Showing each individual stage, rework and layer, warts and all, is a level of exposure that promotes more honesty than if you just show a final piece.

The future

If you do follow me on Instagram then you’ll have already seen that I’ve started my next painting in the series (I do love a series), unfortunately balancing work/ life/ painting has slowed me down a little but hopefully it’ll be complete sooner rather than later. I’m going for a slightly different look this time with a more gradual change in tones and washes.Hopefully creating a richer, deeper image.

I hope you’ve enjoyed what you’ve seen of this painting. Please, if you have anything you want to ask (or a suggestion for a title) either leave a comment below or contact me, and we’ll have a nice chat!