After a tedious still life which took for ever to complete (last post) I was looking forward to a ‘quickie’. Compared to the still life this was relatively quick, about 2 hours with a bit to do when the pools of paint have dried a little. I would like to put a little texture on the trees and a shimmer on the water surface. Impossible to do on a wet painting. This involves dragging almost dry paint across the surfaces which sticks, here and there, on the paint surface. The media was mostly white spirits with ‘Liquin’ and a tiny amount of Linseed Oil so it will dry quickly and I can do the final touch up fairly soon.
I videoed the process and will have the movie available soon.
P.S.: The inspiration came from a visit to Kilranalagh, Co. Wicklow. The site of an ancient monastic enclosure, on top of a tree covered mountain, all that remains is a ‘Holy Well’, a few old walls and a graveyard. There were Bluebells everywhere, see Flickr photos.
Beautiful! Looking forward to seeing the video!!
There is a scene in ‘Ryans’ Daughter’ in a bluebell wood…that totally captivated me long before I was fortunate enough to actually walk through one where I lived in Wroxton in England. There is nothing like it…in sight and scent.
You have offered its magic to me again in this painting! Thank you.
Thank you for your kind comments.
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