As you may know already I really don't like the cold. Much of my summer is spent outside photographing and drawing so that in the cold months of winter I can spend my days inside making. I think perhaps I would be better suited to hibernation, but alas that does not seem to be possible, so at the moment I am filling my dark days using many of the summer photographs as inspiration.
This is one such snapshot of summer, finished a few weeks back.
It is a beautiful area of coastline on Skye which I paint regularly
It is quiet and peaceful, just the odd bleating sheep to break the silence.
I began by painting in the scene roughly with watered down acrylic paint.
I then covered the paint layer with paper fragments. I used pieces of old ordinance survey map as well as foils and hand made papers. ( you can also see my inspiration photo stuck into my scrapbook.)
I applied black gesso in my usual way.
The foreground was filled with cow parsley and grasses using liquid pearls paint and gold leaf. You may notice the tea mug..... earl grey is what makes me function. ;)
|Brothers point, mixed media on canvas)|