Falls Dam Afternoon

December 15, 2021

Falls Dam Afternoon

The last month or so has not really gone to plan. I had expected to be working constantly on the large Falls Dam painting, however we have had one of the wettest spring/start of summer I can remember here in Nelson. You would probably think this would not affect someone shut away in a cosy studio with a hot coffee, but it does. The dark grey days limit the light coming in the studio. Even with very good lighting and colour correct bulbs I am wary mixing the very delicate colours as I am very fussy when working on subtle tones. The clouds in the painting have a huge range of colour from orange to blue, and each tone has to be mixed exactly, and blended perfectly.
So I lately while waiting for the sunshine I have been moving in between working on that painting and this smaller Falls Dam scene (on the rainy dark days) to keep the paint flowing.





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