Monday, 9 May 2011


Another fab day outdoors, this morning in Richmond Park, painting some outbuildings at the back of the Royal Ballet school. I think the value/tonal range and the hues are OK. There are some nice edges, but maybe a few too many. The shadow colour note on the left hand building is well observed but the shadow on the wall in the right hand foreground is the wrong hue but the right value/tone.

In the afternoon went to Putney Common to paint the cricket screen framing and a couple of trees. The picture was saved by the correctness of the colour notes, the overall value/tonal judgements, and the 'sky holes' (the bits of sky poking through the trees), but woefully inadequate when it comes to the tree structures/shapes. Must spend some serious time looking at and painting trees! 

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