Irish Autumn Light – time lapse painting

Irish Autumn Light

The previous post discusses the materials used in this painting. One item, noticeable by its absence, is a medium. My usual is Liquin or Linseed Oil, or a mixture of both. Only at the end of the panting, when I needed the fine lines of the tree branches, did I use White Spirits and this is a solvent, not a medium.

I am trying a style of fast, fresh looking paintings without ‘fiddly’ details, but not vague either. This method involves using colours without flowing and spreading help from a medium and using large brushes for everything, even for details.

For years I painted using very fluid paint. This was also a fast method, but at that time I was also working in watercolours so this was probably responsible for this approach in oils.

Enjoy the video!