I’ve become very interested in a tonalist approach to painting, and to be honest, I feel I’ve been applying many of it’s philosophies throughout my time painting. As much as I love detail sometimes, the pure bliss of laying colours down this way really appeals to me. The work of the American Landscape master George Inness has really knocked me on my bum. The guy was incredible, a fellow Taurus and more importantly, a truth seeker, a seeker of life’s mysteries… his work and his unique approach to life really moves me. I expect to be making a lot of paintings in this manner in the future.
oil on board
8 1/4 x 11 3/4″
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I’ve been tinkering with this one I began working on a few years ago and shelved it for reasons I wasn’t quite sure of at the time, I suspect it was because I didn’t have the skill to match my ambition. Not sure I’m ready now but I do feel up to the challenge…
acrylic/oils on canvas 12 x 58″
I went away for the weekend last week and took some great photos. I sketched this scene quickly in oils last night to wind down the day…
oil on board 8 1/4 x 11 3/4″
I had this idea a while ago, (see earlier posts for B&W sketch). I’ve taken it a step further here and made a small oil sketch…
Oil on paper on board, 10 x 6″
This is how I make so much more progress in such a short space of time. These small paintings help to try out new things in a sort of ‘no pressure’ situation. Rather than working on huge masterpieces, I find it helps to have a few smaller works (these are approx. 7 x 9″ each) and try out new mediums, new subject matter and new techniques, the results are often surprising and really help your work in the long run.
oil on board
I have three paintings, in various stages of completion, of this lovely lady on the go right now, it’s a joy to work on some figurative stuff…
thanks to sitara-leotastock.deviantart.com for the use of the beautiful photos.