Things are a bit all over the place.
I participated in the Cityscape en plain air painting day with the Glen Eira Artists Society earlier this month. I found a spot at the back of the chemist that fronts on to Glen Huntly Rd. Tucked away it was, but I was able to park my car and not have to lug stuff too far.
Here are some progress shots:
The weather was excellent. Warm and sunny with some shade. The Elsternwick Traders put on a mini carnival down in the newly designed Elsternwick plaza so there was a great response and atmosphere on what was a leisurely Sunday afternoon.
I did a quick ink sketch to familiarise myself with the important elements of the composition; sketched up in chalk, a layer of thin paint to block in certain colour areas and then a finale of thicker paint applied quickly, in part because my back was sore, and in part to capture the sunlight and its shadows before they shifted.
I spent about 2 -3 hours between set up and pack up on the piece. It was covered insects at the end, attracted to the yellows, I think.
Exhibition: Cityscape currently on in the Annexe gallery at Glen Eira Town Hall, Glen Eira Rd, Caulfield.
26/11/2016 - 11/12/2016