Friday, July 15, 2011

Stormy sky & sand dunes.

The North Arm of Fox Bay, Mt Sulivan in the background, this is a photo that I've been meaning to use as a painting reference for ages. Finally got round to it, soft pastels on 14" by 19" grey pastelmat, took two half days to paint and sold it the day after it was finished.

Reference.

Day 1, roughed in.

 Day 2, finished.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Ben,
    I love the reference photo. It's easy to see why you wanted to turn it into a painting. And though I've never been to the Falklands, the sense of place evident in your painting is, in my humble opinion, exactly why it sold.
    Congratulations on a great work of art.
    Sincerely,
    Gary.

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  2. Thanks Gary, that is just what I wanted it to achieve, the feel of the place. I try to get that in my photos as well, I find that one in every couple of hundred achieve that..this ref was one of those.

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