Some of you might have noticed I haven't painted much lately. I have been caught in wedding planning duties which is rather fun but it temporarily sent my painting blog to hibernation. However, despite the inactivity, I'm happily surprised to see I have quite a few new followers on blogger and Facebook. I'm now back at the easel so welcome all of you and I hope you'll enjoy my new posts.
I have been working in the studio lately because it has been a bit too cold to paint outside for my taste. When looking for studio work ideas, I have found a great website that gives images free of copyright for artists (www.photos4artists.co.uk). I prefer painting from life or from my own pictures but there is an element of fun about picking a picture from that website and see what you can do with it...
Below is my painting of a summer fair in Brighton. I loved the lights in the merry-go-round and the colourful highlights of people's clothes bathed in sunlight.
|Summer fair, Brighton 18"x14" oil on board|
Below is the original photograph found on www.photos4artists.co.uk. I decided to crop it because I didn't want the merry-go-round to be in the middle of the composition.