The weather and painting

Monet used to have several paintings in progress at once so that each one could be painted at the same time of day in the same quality light. Moving between Greece and England these last few weeks, has meant a huge shift in light, and also in temperature and weather. I use acrylics, which dry quite quickly, and in Greece almost immediately. That meant a shift to much more watery paint and spraying the paint on my palette and on the paper. I also had fun rubbing the paint into the paper as it dried.

Now, back in chilly England, I've been painting more in the same series but the paint handles so differently that the paintings are shifting into a different mood.


The Moon and Scarlet 6