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THREE 15 MINUTE STUDIES & FINISHED OIL SKETCH

At the beginning of the life painting session each week we start with a series of quick studies. The three above were done in watercolour on cartridge paper. The smooth surface of the cartridge paper is not absorbent and the watercolour tends to float on the surface creating a fluid effect. It is a cheap way of making these quick studies without spending a lot of money on expensive watercolour paper. The image below is the finished oil sketch on canvas board which took one and a half hours.
 Post published by Tomas King 18th May 2017


TWO FROM THE BOX OF MEMORIES

As I mentioned in my last post I recently came across a box containing all the invitations to my past exhibitions. The watercolour, top (Profusion), was featured on the invitation to my first solo exhibition (Spring in Cahors) twenty five years ago and the one underneath (La Muy) is from my second solo exhibition (A Month in Provence) twenty three years ago. I recall that there were twenty three paintings in second exhibition and twenty two of them were sold. I am still wondering what was wrong with the one that did not sell! Those were the days.
Post published by Tomas King 12th May 2017