Tuesday 29 January 2013
Blue and Orange Cups
I thoroughly enjoyed myself painting this today. I began drawing in the outline yesterday and finished it off today - 4 or 5 hours in total. I had to interrupt the flow at one point to whiz out to collect my daughter and her friend from an outing. I had dropped them off a couple of hours earlier and as we drove along the coast, the colours in the ocean were gob-smacking - lots of greens and aquas. I was itching to capture the beauty. So when I went to collect them later I took my camera and stopped along the way to take a few shots. The colours had lessened marginally owing to the sun's position. It is always at it's most glorious, colour-wise, in the mornings and early afternoons owing to the glare later in the afternoon as the sun heads inevitably towards the horizon. The sea breeze was smacking in and all was perfect, except for not being able to linger, as I had girls to collect and a picture to paint.