I am starting 2013 with a painting of a coble (surprise, surprise). For Christmas I got a film scanner and I am having great fun going through all my old slides and negatives. I found some gems of cobles around Flamborough and so I will be using them as a basis for future paintings.
This one, I just had to start off the new year with, the perspective real attracted me to the image, the coble features so large in the frame, and with the extra challenge of a figure.
The next stage is the blocking in, using basic blocks of colour and not worrying about any fine details.
Carrying on with the blocks of colour but adding shading to give depth to the painting.
At this stage I am beginning to think about the highlights and the direction of the light, which is coming in from the right. There is a lot of building up in layers to do and adding finer detail, but I don't want to over work it or get too fiddly.