Saturday, 25 April 2015

Brick Pillar at Rosebery Hill, Pipers Creek (unfinished)

Oil painting of a brick pillar with a stone plant pot/basket on top.
The afternoon sun was shining through the clouds onto this brick pillar, so I set up my things to paint only to be assailed soon after by icy rain.  I persisted--remembering that C├ęzanne painted for two hours in a storm before collapsing and dying--for at least fifteen minutes until the water began to well on my palette.  Unfortunately oil and water literally do not mix and I was forced to retire inside to put my feet up in front of a raging open fire.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 8"

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