Release The Hounds!!! as Mr. Burns likes to say.
I came across Paul when I was researching Baskerville as an interesting place to see, and came upon "The Baskerville Weekend" and had to check into it.
The Baskerville Weekend is your chance to experience the stage from where the famous book was written, take carriage rides like Holmes and Watson did, tour the site of Dartmoor from the moors to the Churches and Graveyards,
and feast with Sherlock Holmes himself. It sounds like a great weekend for mysteries and sleuths, and our Traveler Paul is a big part of the weekend.
The Sketch: I'm painting this painting as a demo in front of my Oil painting class. I did the sketch of how I was going to layout the painting. the road would lead the viewer around the painting.
I toned the canvas with raw umber and oil and then wiped off areas that were lighter. I started the painting by sketching in my sketch and painting with the dark colors first.
Moving quickly,(it's only a 2 1/2 hour class) I painted in mountains and the middle ground.
Now I've gotten to the sky and foreground. The sky went in very fast and easy, and I like the way it turned out.
Working on the bushes in front. Here the color has to be the strongest to create depth. The things that are the closest have the most contrast in light and dark and color. So I wanted to paint them in first and then work my way back in the painting.
Working my way into the painting- I'm working on the middle ground here, building up paint thickness in the lighter colors. End of class at this point.
This is after I made a few adjustments in color and design.
14" x 18" Oil on Linen
Many thanks go out to Paul and my class for putting up with me on this painting.
Our Traveler Paul is writing up a storm he just finished his seventh book- "Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and Devon: A Complete Tour Guide & Companion". Look for it in your book stores.
Time to be moving on to find another Traveler. If you would like to be a traveler in this series drop me a note or clue to where to find you.
Until next time Cheerio!