After agreeing the type and form of the painting, I will prepare the materials for the painting and fit in dates to paint on site, which will be influenced by weather and availability of access.

When I go out painting, I try to keep a fresh eye and avoid routine; what often happens with painting on the spot, is that things come about that are absolutely right and have to be included. I’m looking for strong composition and expressive accents, along with observed colour values. I like that feeling of the present moment being unique. I will adjust colour values, lay washes etc. in the studio.

We would need to discuss framing after the picture is finished, and I would include a later visit to varnish the picture if it’s an oil painting. Where a lot of travel is involved, the costs will be higher.

scan17     Porta san Frediano     scan11

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