A painting of contrasts, this one. Large areas of flat colour interspersed with niggly details such as the water in the lower third, which i’m actually really enjoying painting. The water in the waterfall itself needs a lot of work; not happy with it at all. Good colours overall, though.
Sketch for new painting. Working title Waterfall or Waterfall Boys. Copic marker on bleedproof paper.
Some recent drawings from life drawing sessions. All charcoal on heavy newsprint.
Some quick, small pencil sketches made during my recent travels in London, Barcelona and Florence.
For the past 10 months, I have been working on this painting, Big Mountain. Since starting the painting in July 2017 I had the idea that I would post photo updates of its progress, hence the multitude of progress photo posts below this one. I had no idea when starting it that it would take this long and that there would be so many!
The painting measures 121.5 x 92 cm and was painted using Art Spectrum oils on 10oz canvas, mounted on an aluminium stretcher. It depicts K2, second highest mountain in the world, located in the Karakoram Range in Pakistan.