I love paintings that are loose and free. I have always wanted to paint this style. So last night I thought that I would stop lamenting and just give it a try. I pulled out my acrylics, canvas, paint brushes, impasto medium and palette knives. This is in fact the first time I have ever used impasto medium and palette knives. Last night I sat down and searched the internet reading up on the styles of Monet, Renoir and Camille Pissarro. Some of the founding members of the Impressionists. Now I don’t claim to be an impressionist painter, however, I was really inspired by their quality of light, strong brush strokes and use of colour.
A professional artist once said in a demonstration that I was attending that the best way to learn (when you lack time) is to paint LOTS of little paintings. Last night I applied his principle, and made the painting to be small in size 12cm (H) x 15cm (W). A one night achieveable size. My aim was to paint atmosphere. The painting is of a summers day, on the beach Goolwa, SA. Its a very simple subject – being a women body border walking along the beach. It is fairly low-keyed in tone erring more on the side of light-medium tones. Hope you enjoy it, I certainly did painting it. Feel free to critique.