|Bournemouth Arts Club / Southern Contemporaries|
Anything small, up to 16”x16” or so I will
usually complete at the time (not always), things sometimes need
adjusting in the studio. Anything bigger I start outside and get
down as much as I can, light quality and direction, atmosphere,
weather and colour. When I’m done, I have all I need to complete the
painting in the studio.
I find that if I draw first and then paint the subject, my first response has changed.
If I want to develop an idea then I will revisit the location time and again drawing and painting, gathering information.
My studio work is done from small on the spot paintings and or drawings. Here I can manipulate the composition and colours to my hearts content.
I am not being led by reality or trying to capture a place or moment in time.
It is more a case of arranging the elements to achieve the effect I want without any outside influence or distractions that comes with plein air painting.