Friday, 4 February 2011


This weeks Thursday meeting of the Coltishall ladies saw me starting the second little 7" x 9" acrylic painting for the Rising Sun. One that had sold was of the pub sign in summer and I decided to replace it with a version in the snow I photographed early December. I liked the couple seated on the wooden fence of the footbridge over to the common and here is the stage I managed during our afternoon together.
Not sure the angle of the house in the background is correct, but I'll wait until I've added the bridge, figures and the geese in the snow before deciding what to do. The dark line of the water running down into the river will make sense once the bridge is in - I hope.
Here's number one finished with lots of amazing colours in the geese from reflected green from the grass to some soft pinks and greys in their plumage. The most difficult section of the painting was the bank supports at the back - nearly drove me mad!


Cori Lynn Berg said...

Awwwwwwwww I love the birdies, Joan!

Cant' wait for spring.. to me that is Joantime! Remembering all your lovely floral pieces!

It's super super cold here in Dallas, TX. I could use some warmth!

Sandra Rowney said...

Pub sign painting is coming on a treat Joan.

Joan Y said...

Your incredible artistic skills are illustrated in your careful compositions and choice of colors. I love how the pier draws your eyes to the geese and the reflected colors are wonderful. :)

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Thanks folks and so good to hear from you again Joany Y especially with such flattering comments.