Well I had another go at the view of Garden Island, Sydney Harbour.
last nights attempt and lots of thoughts about the process is here
… actually two goes…but tonight’s first effort did not work so in the end I had to do an ink outline to pull the sketch together. This was done on an A3 sheet of paper and completed from start to finish in under 20 minutes.
I am a little disappointed that I couldn’t get the inkless version to work and had to go back to my ink lines… But I really had no information about those ships to go on … I had no idea what they looked like (I didn’t do any useful sketch studies and only one bad iphone photo). For some reason it doesn’t seem to matter as much in this version…but in the inkless attempt it was a mess. It is a touch ambitious to think that I can master loose brushwork only (without a real subject) in one attempt!
I painted this with the same brushes and colours as last nights effort but the size of the paper and the freedom that it gave me has made a huge difference…oh, and of course the security of my ink lines!!!!!! Ok, I can now move on to another subject now.