Friday, 29 January 2016

Summer in my dreams

bulldog snoozing in summer sun
A high key painting to brighten up another murky day in Devon when summer can feel like a long way away. High key, low contrast is more difficult to get right, I find. 
I think this is because the work of the Impressionists, whose paintings are usually high key, is a daunting example to have before you, compared with which the work is always going to fall short. 
The main thing is not to go too light too early or you run out of light values before the end.
Have a lovely weekend and thank you for looking at my paintings.