Friday, June 13, 2014


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The Devil's in the Details

Several people have, in the past, asked to see details of paintings, in order, I suppose, to trace the brush marks. Below I show four of the recent 8" x 12" (20x30cm) plein air studies, each followed by a detail. I hope they're interesting.

No matter how much I de-saturate the blue and the cyan in the photos of the last painting, they appear on my monitor as too blue. Who knows how it looks on yours?

Do remember that these are studies, often with rough brushwork and with little 'finish'. I'm more interested in the immediacy of the scene than with polish.



Weekend Workshop
28-29 June 2014 Coming up!!
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The Ogunquit Summer School of Art

Ogunquit, Maine


Two two-day workshops
14-15 August 2014
27-28 September 2014
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4-12 September, Alkmaar, NL Contact me about this

6-10 October 2014

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Norway August 2015

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becomes available.



A possible 2015 workshop for the
Welsh Academy of Art

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Donald. Yes it is always interesting to see the detailled closeups, both for the brushwork and to see the level of transparency and underpainting reading through the brushstrokes.