Dovedale Stepping Stones

Day one on the painting shows how I focused on the stepping stones and middle bits of the painting.

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Day two I carried on working outwards.

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Day three I worked intensively on the broader landscape, working fast to keep it loose. I like the overall dark blue-ness that the painting retains in its finished state. The dark blue ground gives the colours a different luminosity. The river, when I was there drawing it, was very dark beyond the stepping stones, then broke up on this side of the stepping stones, so I decided to leave it like that in the painting.

Dovedale Stepping Stones.  100 x 160 cm. Oil on canvas.

Dovedale Stepping Stones

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