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Less brush work..

The latest painting from the easel, part of a series of canal paintings I’m doing for the Three locks restaurant in Soulbury.

Here’s how I built the tone and composition with a  limited palette of alizarin crimson, raw umber, lemon yellow, kings blue deep and titanium white.

It’s quite different technically to my recent Norfolk paintings, this is more about mark making and layers and a lot less brush work.

Palette knives are the tools of choice, applying, moving and scraping the paint as required until I start to get a handle on how it’s developing.

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