Monday, 19 November 2007

An alley-cats playground










I'm enjoying capturing these interlocking roofs. Looking at these just on plain paper, I can imagine the painted sky behind. Chalky grey-white, with darker blue and red under-painting showing through. The roofs picked out in payne's grey, and the telephone wires just sliced through the paint with a sharp point.
I've also had the idea of glueing torn paper in strips across the canvas, then painting over that to add subtle texture to the sky.

2 comments:

Melanie Rimmer said...

I'm excited by these, too, and all the work you've shown us on this theme recently. Who would have thought the bleak November sky over Roker would inspire somebody so much!

Bill of Ballaugh said...

Can't wait until you start developing these sketches and thoughts into a proper, BIG, canvas. It sounds a terrific project.

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