These cool Autumnal sunny days inspired me to paint this picture.

The water in the foreground was a bit of a challenge as I wanted to represent movement and vigour in an otherwise quiet scene. I tried different approaches similar to the water effect I used here but it was too placid for this scene. Finally I just mixed up a very liquid paint, mostly white, and let the liquid of the paint create the effect. It was important to keep these mixes clean as it could turn ‘muddy’ very easily.

The colours used were: Winsor Lemon, Alizarin Crimson, Dioxazine Purple, Cobalt Blue plus black and white. I used no medium just solvent to liquify the paint.

Here’s the video. See you soon.


8 thoughts on “Riverbank

    • My scenes are mostly from memory/imagination. I take a lot of photographs of the sky which I will use as reference. Sometimes a sky will inspire a scene to accompany it. I live in a flat landscape so skies are always dominating the landscape.

  1. There is something that enchants me in this work Liam. Maybe it’s the dark trees against the light, maybe it’s the gestural mark making in the water…whatever it is, this is for me a very handsome piece…

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