I went to a few life sessions last weeks and felt felt like trying something else than my tradirionnal charcoal, for a change
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Because of mural works and a disastrous weather in April and May , I had no chance to paint outdoors yet. At last I have more time and the sun is back. For this special occasion I ride my bike one hour away from the city, along the shore of a quiet lake. I sat for my first painting (tired!) , using the feet of my box to hold my umbrella.
For the second painting my bike is the easel. It's something I like to do in the city because it allows me to be ready to paint (or leave! ) in 2 mn . I can even have a back look of the painting in the mirror of the bike and the height is perfect. Just love my easel bike, I wish it would take me around the world!
Two little paintings were enough before riding back home, a good day to try all the little improvements I made to my outdoor painting equipment, ready for summer!
Posted by Chris at 8:00 AM
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Most difficult was to introduce the existing luminaire right in the middle of the wall
I also decided to make a kind of "green challenge" with this mural, green grass, green trees, green bench...! That 's why I decided to make a red underpainting, to help me keeping a color harmony
1/75 Scale drawing done on tracing paper
Color study underneath
1/75 Scale color study
Reporting major shapes on tracing paper
The whole drawing in burnt sienna
I had no ladder. I've tied my brush to a long pole to paint the highest trees
The finished painting
My very handy special mural tool box
Posted by Chris at 10:22 PM