The abandoned farmsteads in parts of Wales make ideal subjects with their crumbling walls ans collapsing rooves. Unfortunately the oil painting that I produced from this sketch was close to a disaster. A new approach will be required. It is really a matter of confidence and i find that with pencil and pen in my hand I have compete confidence but this is not the case when I turn to painting…..yet!

The abandoned farmsteads in parts of Wales make ideal subjects with their crumbling walls ans collapsing rooves. Unfortunately the oil painting that I produced from this sketch was close to a disaster. A new approach will be required. It is really a matter of confidence and i find that with pencil and pen in my hand I have compete confidence but this is not the case when I turn to painting…..yet!

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February 6, 2024

3 Comments

  1. Louise Balaam

    A really nice characterful sketch Ian. You’re definitely not alone in finding that moving on to painting can be daunting. There are a lot more elements to consider (colour, tone, brushmarks etc) and there always seems to be a lot more riding on it. My advice would be to try not to copy your drawing but try to paint in the same right-brain mode. Speed is often very helpful!

  2. Luci

    This is such a fantastic sketch Ian. I understand the fact that painting can be intimidating, but the confidence will only grow over time and practice. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  3. Rachel O’M

    I find that i often prefer my sketches!

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