September 19, 2010

Village in the clouds - small progress



I have gone forward a little on this painting, continuing to sculpt the forms, not too sharply, to maintain the dreamy feel of the fog and rain. I added some touches of subdued reddish/purple in the shadows of the greenery.
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I have bee painting so far with fast drying alkyd oils, but I think I will finish in regular oils to achieve the hazy transitions on the borders of shapes. The alkyds become tacky fairly fast and if I come back an hour later they don't blend so well.
Paintings by Peter Hobden
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