Work in Progress

This part of my website gives you a insight into the production of my paintings. Below is the current painting I am working on and the links on the left will take you to previous works in progress.  To view any unsold original paintings click here or to buy Limited Edition prints of my work click here

Stage 6 of Decoy Lakes Beastie painting


Painting now complete, scroll down to see I built this up from start to finish.

I have included two mallard ducks on the right of this painting which I feel has worked well giving the painting more life and help with the overall balance of the picture.

The lake anyway is called 'Beastie' which is the oldest and biggest lake of the renowned Decoy lakes Whittlesey complex.

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Stage 5 of Decoy Lakes painting


Painting the water in the bottom half of this painting was always going to be a challenge with all the ripples and all the different colours involved. However I feel I have painted a good water effect here and once I add all the highlights towards the end then it will really come to life.

Next stage will be to paint reeds in the foreground also to add some wildlife somewhere in the painting. I was going to add a fisherman to right of the painting but in the end didn't feel this would look quite right!

This will be the last update of this painting I will upload now until its complete which will be around mid January. I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my customers past and present a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Stage 4 of Decoy Lakes painting


Stage 3 of Decoy Lakes painting


Moving along at speed on this painting now, added details such as branches on the trees with a fine paint brush. I have also tried to add contrast in the trees for more interest and give some of them a sense of distance.

Stage 2 of Decoy Lakes painting


I now have moved forward on this painting and started to apply some base layers of paint for the trees in the background, mainly done with a dry brush technique. Next stage is to add detail to all these trees.

Stage 1 of Decoy Lakes painting


This is a new painting I am working on, Decoy Lakes Whittlesey overall size around 18" x 12".

You can see I have had a good start with the sky, all done with a airbrush so far. keep watching this space for more updates.