Escapism – time lapse painting video

Evening glow, Wicklow hills

This painting was completed in 3 sessions. The first 2 lasting about 1 hour each and the final about half an hour. In the video I have indicated where the sessions stopped to allow the paint to dry.

The colours were, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna, Cadmium Yellow, Chrome Green Light, Cobalt Blue and B&W.
The media: Liquin and ‘Stand Linseed Oil’. This is different Linseed Oil from the ‘standard’ oil. It is thicker in consistency and almost jelly-like in the paint mixes.

My next painting is of a scene I visited and sketched in 1975. The sketch was a ‘scraperboard’ and hopefully I will be able to dig out a copy of this and include it in the post. The scene includes the remains of a fantastic house which had survived from the mid 1700’s and because the lead on the roof was removed during WW2 (1939-1945, the price of lead ‘sky-rocketed’) the house began to crumble. In 1975 it was still an impressive ruin, but sadly it is now only a heap of rubble. The house was Kilmoroney House, near Athy, County Kildare.

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