Sunday, 11 November 2018
This is the painting of Sherwood high street that was my submission piece for Sky Landscape Artist of the Year 2018. I'm pleased with it, unlike the painting I did on the actual program! (Which I'll share with you at some other point. )
It was all a rather strange and wonderful experience.
On the negative side didn't get through the 'heats' stage of the competition, but on the plus side I don't think I showed myself up too badly and my kids got to see their Dad on TV.
On the negative side I really did not practice working within the constraints of the competition beforehand (finishing a painting in 4 hours, outside), but on the plus side it was a massive learning experience in many, many ways because of this.
Tracy and I had a nice day out and I'm sure I'll probably give it another go sometime. If I am lucky enough to ever get on something like this again I'll definitely be braver, artistically speaking, that's for sure.
Here are two portraits on board that I made when experimenting with spray paint and markers. The first one is of my youngest son and the other is of my brother.
I love the look of surfaces that are layered with Graffiti. I imagine I'm probably going to experiment with this style more often in the future.