As mentioned in my previous post I was going to let you know if the manager – or is that manageress as she is a woman? – was going to accept my painting of Kings Lodge as good enough to hang on the wall in the foyer of the hotel. Well it is and here’s a picture of it up!
A BIG thank you to all the people who popped in to have a look at my latest artworks and paid me wonderful compliments, especially my beautiful daughter Grace who is so encouraging. Getting negative feedback would not, I hope, stop me from painting, but getting positive feedback means I’m on the right track at least! Constructive criticism is ALWAYS welcomed.
I was not aware of how tired I was after the last painting.
I very cheerfully told Monique, Kings Lodge’s manageress, that the next painting would be finished by the end of the week. It’s the end of the week and there is a painting completed, but it’s not one of the big ones. I decided I’d had enough for now of the autumn colours and instead settled for painting a smaller painting, 51 cm wide x 40.5cm high with lots of blue in it.
It turned out to have some autumn colours in it after all! Ironic that I am surrounded by the exuberant greens of summer and instead am painting autumn colours – or is that maybe why?
This painting – Cold front over the Hogsback Mountains – is inspired by a photo I bought from a local photographer, John McKinnel. I altered the foreground and the clouds quite substantially.
Of interest, I only used THREE colours + white to paint it! That’s right! Three colours – and they are Phthalo Blue, Scarlet Red, and Lemon Yellow! It was a challenge I’d set myself and it was not because those were the only colours I had to paint with!!!
Next up may well be another autumn study!