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This is the latest painting that I've been working on, still trying to get citrus fruit to look like it should.  This is oil on canvas and is only 16"x 12".  I started it on Sunday (I think) and have been working on it until today (it's Friday).  The part of the orange peel around the fruit that looks like it is missing will end up being in deep shadow so that's why it looks a bit odd. 

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Here's how the same painting was about 2 days in.  I had started to add the under layers, all darker than they needed to be.  I also worked from the top to the bottom.  I have learn't to do this as I have many ruined cuffs of jumpers etc from leaning in wet paint.  A friend made me a mahl stick to use but I usually only remember it after I've finished.

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That looks a mess doesn't it?  This is the VERY start of the painting.  A sketch that is done in very thin raw umber.  I don't usually use pencil or charcoal for the sketches as it moves too much when I start to add the paint.  After this the raw umber background was done, then started with the colours.

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This is the latest one and it is a work in progress.  I started it on 14 September and today I have been blocking in all the colour.  It is oil on canvas and is 80 x 60cm.  I still have some work to do on it yet.

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This is " I am Woman II", oil on canvas and 90 x 70cm.  This is one of the first portraits that I have done that I have been quite happy with 'ish.

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"I am Woman I" oil on canvas, 90 x 60cm

 
 
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We went to Torquay at the weekend and, on the way there, on Friday evening we saw the most stunning sunsets.  This one to the left is the sky that was ahead of us as we got to the M5 just past Evesham.  If you look closely at the photos you can just make out what looks like 3 or 4 tornadoes between the cloud systems, it was the most incredible sight.
Below are more images of that one and the a photo fo the sunset that was taken just prior to these on the outskirts of Stratford Upon Avon.


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