this is a painting which i worked on over christmas using a reference photo which i took in a park in leicester. in this painting i spent a lot of tine trying to make the paint a little more present on the surface while also keeping a lot of close dark tones.
i painted this work on an a4 piece of mdf, which i feel allowed me to use a lot of layers and large amounts of paint better than paper would have. if i had used paper for this piece i feel it would not have survived the number of times i went over areas and removed paint.
this paintging id from the start of this project, around the same time as my 1st sketchbook pages, but forgot to post. i used a photo which i took last year of an old rail bridge which crosses the river nearby.
i started with a background that was mostly a blue-teal with some areas of variation of colour and tone. on top of this i used thin layers of acrylic to create shape and texture.