Further to my report on the recent CLA game fair, I thought that it would be nice to post a couple of the demonstration paintings that I completed on the Sally Mitchell stand during the show.
I enjoyed painting alongside Elizabeth Scrivener, Jonathan Walker, Paul Doyle and Malcolm Coward.
I completed three images in fact, all but one remains unresolved at this stage, so will be posted I hope at a later date.
The images shown here are both 8" x 12" oil on panel.
Above is a study for a studio panel of a Springer Spaniel, where I have worked out many of the issues of
light and balance along with composition for the upcoming studio image.
The second depicts a shooting scene just after the beginning of the year with snow on the ground. Three gentleman and accompanying dogs stroll off to their respective pegs. It was done mainly using a palette knife.
It allowed tremendous freedom, scraping colour and cutting into fresh paint with the knife. I often explore painting with a knife, just to see where the journey takes me.