|'Stormy Skies over Strathy' - acrylic impasto on box canvas 5 x 5 inches|
I love Mondays. Unusual I know, as I spent many years like the rest of the working public getting that sinking feeling on a Sunday evening when reality hit that the weekend was pretty much over and the 9-5 week was about to begin again. Now, though, I'm incredibly lucky that I have Mondays off (and Wednesdays and Thursday but I volunteer at the animal shelter on those days). So that means that Mondays are my dedicated painting days (as the weekends sometimes involve outings or flat out procrastination!)
Anyway, I had a really productive day today. I finished a commissioned caricature over the weekend, which I'll post once I've given it to the client and then today I managed to finish the third and fourth of my impasto miniature series for the Latheron Art Exhibition later this month.
I'm also working on a larger impasto painting of a highland cow and I initially applied the texture and outline of the cow a couple of weeks ago but have spent since then trying to create a background I'm happy with. I've applied copious amounts of thick paint only to literally scrape it back off the canvas because I didn't like it after all. I went through an entire 150ml tube of white acrylic paint as a result! Anyway, today, I think I finally got a background started that I like so I'm looking forward to starting on the cow later this week - hurrah!
So, this is the second of the four mini landscapes. I also used an Instagram photo I'd taken one stormy day at our favourite dog walking beach, Strathy, as my reference.
Sorry for the incredibly boring and very literal titles but I figured I'd call a spade a spade for this series as perhaps if folk recognise the scene they might be more inclined to purchase it!
|My Instagram version |
(the colours of which now look much lighter than
when I printed it out to work from!)