A New Direction

I have decided to extend my practice into oil paintings.  I’m really enjoying the process: brushing up on colour theory; learning oil paint techniques; putting together a colour palette; researching and purchasing all the equipment (paints, brushes, mediums, canvas, frames etc).  It’s painstaking and geeky and I love it!  The painting is quite ambitious and marks a stylistic change of direction too, though its unmistakably me.

I thought I’d share a photo of how I mapped the 2 point perspective.  I had to use the whole width of my living room with 3 large rulers taped together to make it work, as my studio wasn't big enough.  I understand M.C. Esher had to do the same thing! Thanks to David Chelsea for his excellent book 'Perspective! for Comic Book Artists'which I've found incredibly useful.

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