Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Guarda do Embaú


 Guarda do Embaú, red boat, oil on card, 17.5 x 18 cm

Guarda do Embaú, a view, oil on card,  17 x 18.5 cm   SOLD

Here are two simple paintings from Guarda do Embaú.

 They were painted on the new easel: the new easel  doesn't provide the use of a surface to mix paints on. And, being less stable, it encourages the making of larger pictures because it is less easy to paint delicately using it. So now I mix the colours up in advance and apply them in broader areas, instead of mixing things up as I go along then apply them systematically.

In such ways do the  limitations of an artist's equipment serve to alter his artistic style- serendipitously so in my case, as I had been seeking a way to open and brighten the pictures  à la Fauvist Braque for some time.


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