Sunday, March 22, 2009
'Benwick Barns' - 8x11" Mixed Media ©AnitaDavies
This is the painting I produced from the two sketches in the previous post.
I used watercolour and a little gouache, applied with a 1" hake brush, working bold and fast. I also used a wax resist for the first time in the form of an oil pastel.
I've had a nightmare trying to photograph it on what has been an overcast day here in the Fens, I tried scanning but lost the sky completely. This is pretty close.
I've been tempted to 'refine' and fiddle with it since I painted it but also appreciate it's boldness and the excitement I felt in the moment I made it...It has grown on me and I have learned a little about 'when to stop and take a step back'.