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I am pleased to welcome you to my blog and though I am a complete novice when it comes to blogging I am excited by the possibilities it presents and look forward to showing you my work, the work that some of my students produce and to answering any questions you may have about aspects of the work, techniques used or just discussing painting and drawing.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

New Paintings

My Latest Paintings

Misty Morning Le Manoir de Gurson

It's worth getting up early occasionally to see scenes such as this and you know you just have to paint the scene. This, and the following two paintings were all executed using Artisan water-mixable oils. Misty Morning was painted on a   12" x 10" stretched cotton canvas. the muted pastel colours of the distance and indistinct forms give the painting depth and allows for the foreground trees and shrubs to be painted in grey greens to give a soft focus effect as seeing the scene through a typical early morning, low lying mist on what proved to be a hot summers day.

Lake Windermere from Waterhead

This and the following 14" x 10" painting was mostly painted live in front of an audience at the SAA 'Its All About Art' show at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London on the 24th July 2014. I took them home and put the finishing touches on them. They are both painted in Winsor and Newton water-mixable oils on stretched cotton canvases, it is great to work on a stretched canvas its strange but you get a response from the canvas which seems to improve the painting and on the whole the canvas is normally of a better quality which also aids the techniques used for oil painting.

A Field in Bourton on the Water

A very quick painting the aim of which was really to demonstrate the ease of rendering sky, clouds, middle distant trees and a simple foreground which added together can make an interesting if simple landscape. 

Oil painting is the most forgiving of mediums and the advantage of using water mixable oils is to not have to use noxious turpentine and thinners and be able to simply wash your brushes and equipment with a little soap and water. Why not have a go? If you don't fancy going it alone why not come and have a few lessons with me? All of the details can be found on my website www.murrayince.com or just click on the link!