A brief post this week, but not an insignificant one!
The British Art Prize exhibition opened today at the Gallery Oxo on London’s Southbank! The exhibition will only be open until Sunday 21st January but, in such a prominent location I’m hopeful that there’ll be a decent footfall!
Here’s one of the social media friendly bits of promo that has been supplied to help raise awareness about the exhibition:
The private view will be tomorrow evening and I’m really looking forward to seeing the entire exhibition, and have my fingers firmly crossed that my painting doesn’t look too out of place amongst all the other works!
I’m also hopeful that I’ll get to meet some of the other selected artists which would be a rare treat!
Work in progress
I haven’t shared a ‘work in progress’ painting for quite a long time now, and I’m afraid the only reason I’m doing so now is because I haven’t quite found the time to finish this one!
First up though is the quick value study that I’m trying to make more of a habit of starting with before I being painting:
Even when I look at this, I find it a little challenging to discern exactly what this scene might be, but I nevertheless found it helpful before I picked up my brushes.
Hopefully this painting is a little more clear to discern than my original value study! I reached this point as the light was deteriorating, and had every intention to finish it, but just haven’t been able to find the right moment!
I’m also a little nervous too about exactly how to finish it! I think it’s 99% complete, and the main area that requires a little bit more attention is the foreground.
My plan is to first splatter a little bit of very dark paint, followed by a splattering of titanium white across the foreground to create the texture and impression of light catching the muddy surface of the track.
I’d also like to reserve the right to completely change my mind with this course of action (partly I daresay in response to any feedback I get to this suggestion!!)
Whatever happens, I’ll share the finished effort next time!