Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Aillac

Aillac or maybe Cussac, a ruin of a chapel somewhere between Cadouin and Molieres. I painted the dark parts later on the camping site: the lighter parts had to dry first to achieve the max effect. Besides, our car was standing quite dangerously in a steep downhill roadcurve. Even though these countryroads are very deserted, French drivers tend to cut the bends for that reason.
I tried to incorporate the Purcell "values" ideas in this sketch again.

6 comments:

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

Value ideas work great. Your latest sketches show impressing progress.

Rene Fijten said...

You are very kind with these words, Irina. We all try to learn&improve ourselves.

Geert-Jan Bol said...

Ja je gaat het je al eigen maken. Het komt op een hele natuurlijke manier in je werk.

Rene Fijten said...

Dat vind ik leuk dat je dat zegt, Geert Jan. Dat was ook de bedoeling van al dat oefenen.

RobCarey said...

Love the foreground here, Rene!

Rene Fijten said...

Yes, everyone likes it. But during painting this part (using the "Purcell" technique) I thought it went wrong, I had added too much water. I usually try to restore that error immediately, but his book said don't even try, at least as long as the paint is still wet. After it dried it looked much better than during painting-no need for improvement. Which proved Purcell's point.