‘Oxwich Sunset’, oil on canvas, 40 x 40cm
© Dark and Bright Art 2015
Sometimes I know when a painting is finished – there’s a sort of “Ta-dah!” moment when there’s not a thing more to be done. Sometimes I’m less sure and have to force myself to down tools or I’ll carry on painting forever. This was one of the latter occasions. I’m going to hide this painting from myself and look at it again in a few weeks’ time.
© Dark and Bright Art 2013
“Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings…”
From ‘High Flight’ by John Gillespie Magee
The colours in this are a little brighter in the flesh – photographing paintings in Wales in February is a challenge! Even the lightest room in the house was rather gloomy today. I’ll change the picture if I manage to take a better one.
I think I’m going to continue to work on this painting. I want the clouds to be softer at the edges, and heavier and more ominous. I do like an ominous cloud.
Paintings © Dark and Bright Art 2013.