Rather chuffed that all six works I submitted for this show have been accepted. Here’s what will be in London – hopefully see you there on 26th April!
Yesterday’s developments. I have got to improve my photography! Just got a white balance / colour checker card, so need to figure out how to use that. Another little ‘to do’ for in my copious spare time…
Approaching the nerve-wracking ‘almost finished, hope I don’t foul it up now’ stage. A couple of figures to add in front of the glazed section of the hangar, to give a sense of scale, and that will probably be it.
Getting much closer to being finished now. This is where the risk of fouling everything up begins to rise very fast. Have to know when to stop. One thing I don’t like, and am tempted to change, is the upper floors of the buildings to the right; I’ve already reworked them a couple of times and just can’t seem to… aagh!
Finished, I think. Perhaps a few tiny adjustments in the cold (and probably wet – I do live in Belgium after all) light of day tomorrow. I should take a better photo too. I doubt you can tell from this but the highlights on the snow were painted in titanium white and cadmium yellow, as per the advice of some far better painters than me. I thought that might look strange – you’d expect pure white to work best – but it seemed to hit the right note.
Got this one underway (har har) at the weekend. The first warship I served in. This is from a photo of her carrying out high speed trials in the western Atlantic, 1992.