Tuesday, 16 February 2010

ST NICHOLAS CHAPEL WORKSHOP OIL PAINTING



I have at last finished my other project and and sent it away to be printed. More another time.


... so today I had the joy of getting out my Michael Harding oil paints and starting the second in the pair of paintings for the summer West Norfolk Artist show. Fortunately I had already worked on the composition so I could get the paints onto the palette, get out my brushes and wonderful Liquin orginal which improves flow and transparency.


Above is the first stage and as you can see (or remember) I am starting with much softer colours and application than the Rehearsal piece of work I posted some weeks back. I have used Kings Blue Deep, Brilliant Pink, Raw Umber and lots and lots of Titanium white, all blended with a wonderful soft mop brush to create a mix of tones. All these colours were in the other painting when I allowed the blue in the mix to be more dominant on the walls and screens.


For a first painting session, I am really delighted. I'm really looking forward to applying my shiny floor technique and hope I manage the figures well. . To vary the heights of the people, I added a young girl, which I might paint in red as a focal point - Sandra's idea when she saw the original sketch. Don't think this second piece will be as busy.


By the way, that painting hung on the right screen is Sandra's of Beckett's chapel in Wymondham. Maybe you'd like to pop over to her blog to see her stunning Norwich architectural pieces. http://sandrarowney.blogspot.com/

9 comments:

Sandra Rowney said...

That's kind of you Joan! I'd love to hear some comments from your bloggers!
I like your painting just as it is now - isn't that awkward of me! White on white on off white on cream on pencil line.
Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow...Sandra x

Vicki Greene said...

I don't know anything about oil painting so I will just sit back and enjoy watching this one develop.

Anita Davies said...

The stonework looks wonderful already, nice grouping of people and composition in this piece Joannie.

RHCarpenter said...

Looking wonderful and I'm already seeing that shiny floor reflection. I like the idea of paintings inside paintings, too - will have to check out your friend's blog now!

DJ said...

Good grief~ when I first clicked into your blog, I thought it was a photo of drawn paper cutouts propped up in a real room!
So much talent, kid~

Margaret Ann said...

OOOh MY! I also thought this to be part photo part sketch...until I enlarged it. The floor is amazing and your tonal works so rich and elegant. what fun this will be to watch develop! You are such a lovely painter!

美利 said...

安...辛苦了!祝福你在各個方面都愈來愈好!........................................

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Thanks pals. I'm really looking forward to getting on with this one but not had any time since this first session. Now we are off to celebrate our eldest grand daughters 18th birthday, so no painting until Sun/Mon.

Robert A Vollrath said...

I'm always late commenting on your blog. I love the process of oil painting but I'm sooooooooo slow compared to you:)