Speed trap

Outside the Casa Paolina, Lucca.  Oil on board.  8 x 10.

Outside the Casa Paolina, Lucca. Oil on board. 8 x 10.

 

Evening geraniums, Barga.  Oil on board.  8 x 10.

Evening geraniums, Barga. Oil on board. 8 x 10.

 

Pania Secca.  Oil on board.  11 x 14.

Pania Secca. Oil on board. 11 x 14.

Just back from the annual trip to Tuscany.  Got a few rather mediocre paintings done.  Still have some more time off work so will be trying to get a few more under my belt, and hopefully pull the standards up a bit!

Protex blue

Untitled work in progress. Oil on canvas panel.  40 x 50 cm.

Untitled work in progress. Oil on canvas panel. 40 x 50 cm.

Painted from a photo kindly supplied by an old friend (thanks Steve!)  Clouds bubbling up over Sardinia.  Unusually for me, I didn’t tone the canvas at all before starting in with the paint, and sketched the clouds with charcoal first.  Also used some liquin medium.  Seems to be going okay so far, but there’s still plenty of time to make a hash of it 😉