Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Torturous Umbrian Olive Grove

I've been working on these on and off for about six months,  I realise now that I will never be completely happy with these particular paintings so I'm calling it quits.  To be honest I dont think I improved much on the block in but I had some fun experimenting along the way.  Interestingly I did a lot of prep for these, thumbnail sketches, colour planning etc - doing it by the book doesnt necessarily make for better results, not for me anyways.  I was really inspired by the subject and the mood of the place so will probably try again with a different approach some day.

 10" x 8" Oil on Canvas



One of the reference photos and the block in.





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