Saturday, 26 March 2011

Foggy Baggy

"Foggy Baggy" Oil on Canvas Board 14 x 10

We've been blessed with super warm, sunny Spring days this past week.
When it's great light and sea breezes, I'm just chomping at the bit to get outdoors and paint. So, when fellow artist chum, Paul Kenton called up to suggest going outdoors, I jumped at the chance.
We headed down to Putsborough sands and walked up to the top of the down looking over the beach and Baggy Point.

We got stuck into painting a small study, then planned to go back to Paul's new studio and paint a larger canvas that afternoon.

Here are the results. Boy was it tricky? The bright morning light soon changed to hazy sea mist on the point, which proved difficult to capture, and a cool breeze soon started nagging at our backs, after all it is still only March.
After a quick lunch, we packed up the easels and headed back to the studio.
Using only the study, proved enlightening and frustrating. After a short while the painting seemed to come more from memory and the study was left behind. It was amazing how much info came back just from doing that short study.
I'll post a photo of the large canvas , when it is dry tomorrow.