I decided to try this composition/subject out using water-mixable oils on paper, the underpainting was in acrylics. The paper I used is Daler-Rowney Heavyweight Finegrain 200gsm and was A2 or 59x42cm The actual painting is 57×39.5cm (there is a small border around it). This is the final result:
I was in this beautiful spot last year and have many reference photos. I decided to do a study in soft pastels yesterday, as I received some new Sennelier landscape colours and had to give them a whirl!
Did a painting over the Easter holidays, inspired by life at the barn where we were a year ago. I am also fascinated by hedgerow life and conservation. I used acrylics for this piece on stretched canvas. To make the marks, I didn’t use any brushes but potatos cut up to stamp the paint with, as well as cotton buds, cotton wool balls, sticks, pieces of wood and cardboard, even tin foil. I was pleased with the final result and it has received a lot of compliments on Facebook.
‘Hedgerow and Barn’
Acrylics on stretched canvas. Ready to hang – does not need a frame.