Daily exercises in tonal realism since February 2013; adorned with terrible puns since 2014.
Saturday, 25 April 2015
Brick Pillar at Rosebery Hill, Pipers Creek (unfinished)
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 Cézanne 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.