I was hoping to make the most of the long summer in terms of drawing and keeping up the practice with oil paints. Somewhat erratic but I have managed to keep my hand in.
In terms of drawings, the use of windows, both internal and external and the different light sources have held interest.
In terms of painting, I have had a thorough clean out of my studio - keeping some of the earlier paintings that have interest or been best of the ones I completed at the time. Some I have revisited.
This is an attempt to capture the light, shadowsand reflections in the bathroom. The light source is a window on one side of the shower and the doorway on the other. Oil bars and pencil.
This is a trio of studies taken through the conservatory window. The windows act as interesting dividers which help focus on specific aspects of the view.
This is an experiment using the conservatory windows from the outside looking in. There results in a series of six squares which may be interesting to mix and match. The big drawing on the bottom right is a larger version of one of the 'windows' painted using watercolours. The original six are done in coloured pencil.
This is a trio of studies looking at the relationship between different surfaces and textures at meeting points. Oil bar and pencil on watercolour base.
Again a trio - this time a set of drawings based on the wonderful rocks on Arran. The contours, colours and relationships between them on the beach were areas I would like to study further.
A painting in acrylic paint.
An oil painting based on rooftops in Lower Largo. Being worked on.... so still in progress.
Attempting to confuse the perspective so there is uncertainty as to what comes in front of what. This is supposed to be a journey across the rooftops and a study of their texture and colour due to weathering and shadows.
Another painting based on rooftops in Lower Largo. Another work in progress using oils. A similar story to the first but I liked the diagonal journey with the repeat of of windows and triangles.
Carol E Duff