It gets windy down by the port at times, so straight lines involve holding onto the board with one hand. Boats move too. This front one was being shunted by a smaller tug to try and knock one of its buffer tyres back into position, I would have painted the smaller boat but it left fairly early on.
It started to (lightly) rain when I started this, but I still ended up a little sun-burnt. I am so fair skinned I tan best on thick cloudy days.
21 X 29.7 cm (A4). Oil on board. Below is one from a while back that I started, but we were then asked to leave as the place was closing. Since then my wife stuck some torn-up (antique) photo'sonto it that we found on the road. It's a nice scene though, I may go back to repaint it at a better time. Museo Nestor, Pueblo Canaria
I got a bit sunburned painting the cargo ship, stood out in the open.
Calle Padre Cueto. Las Canteras.
Size: A4. Oil on board
Size: A4. Oil on board Also, below is one of a few larger paintings I've been working on. It's weekend work only, so has taken longer than I expected already. It's also been a little difficult as the room is only two and a half times larger than the canvas. Standing back to judge it whilst working is a little difficult. I'd love a studio! Still work in progress.
Plaza Hurtado de Mendoza, Las Palmas. 116 X 82 cm. Oil on canvas.
I'm slowly getting used to people watching me, commenting, playing spot the difference etc. But seriously, spot the difference! Counting the steps that lead up to the door, then, with a finger, counting the steps on my board as I work... I was just hoping I'd got it right! (I did!)
Instead of working as I normally do - from darkest darks to lightest lights, I began with a rough sky and keyed the rest of the painting to that. I think it really helped with my values. I feel this is much more luminous than my usual work