Sunday, 19 April 2009

April Sunshine

9"X6" oil on board

We hear a lot about April showers but it is April sunshine that we really love.

This one is from a photograph, not taken with my lovely new DSLR but an ultra low-resolution shot taken with my phone. I find that these can be quite successful if I am painting a view with which I am very familiar, like this one which I pass every day on my way to work. It is as if the scene is etched onto my brain and the snapshot is just an aide-memoir. They are fun but so incredibly easy as to seem a little like shooting fish in a barrel. I am not sure why I think that painting should be hard, but I feel a little guilty unless I have sweated over it.

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