Saturday, February 11, 2012

A light touch

The beauty of being an artist is that you can do what you like. Indeed that is required of you, but there is pressure from others to do this or that - like you did before, but its more fun to paint exactly what whim tugs your elbow. The drawing from The British Museum in a recent blog now appears in base colours and already I am amused. Free painting is the best, and here on this small canvas there is no pressure or sense of importance, so play is the order of the day. The Tiepolo sky had been laid in earlier so it was just a matter of dashing some trees in and blocking in the figures with some red that was on the palette.

Lightness of spirit equals lightness of touch, Can I keep it up though . . . . . .

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