Original oil painting on mdf panel 9x6"
Having a go at painting the russet apples on the 8x6" the other day gave me the courage to try out a 9x6" panel outdoors. It is still a relatively small painting but I felt much more conspicuous and also unsure if I could pull it off. Could I cover a board this size in an hour? Had I bitten off more than I could chew with all those foreground trees? In fact I think it turned out pretty well (unless it turns out to be one of those I like at first and then gradually realise is not so great!). I think this was due in part to the weather being kind to me - the sky remained clear the whole time. I'm feeling confident to try another tomorrow if the weather allows.
To get the painting home in one piece I tried a tip using a wine cork that I found here on Marc Dalessio's blog. It worked a treat, and perhaps because I only had a ten minute walk home there was no smudging at all where the corks had been.
And after squinting into the sun for a whole hour, tomorrow I will definitely try to find a cap to wear!
I am a realist painter, working in oils, painting landscape and still life.