Thursday, 5 September 2019

#486 'Red Sails'



I have decided this is my last post on 'blogspot' but I am continuing as normal with posting on my website blog:

www.clarebowen.co.uk/blog

'Red Sails' was painted in our cottage in Staithes (North Yorkshire). A dream view of the sea and lots of nautical pieces in the house. The boat has a lovely shape silhouetted in the window and I enjoyed painting the light around it and through the sails. 
Worked on the tonal values as the outside is so bright compared to the room, and I had to lighten the wall of the house outside so it reads better. And make sure the wall on the inside on the left was dark enough. 


Just found out I have been preselected for the Royal Institute of Oil painters at the Mall Galleries. Next round and I'm in their annual exhibition - fingers crossed!!

I am off to Venice tomorrow for a 3 week painting trip! Very excited for all the paintings that will come and (ice-cream to eat!) and hope you might join me on my website blog :-)

With best wishes
Clare

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