Friday, 29 March 2013
Mixing with Hookers
40 x 30 x 3.5cm
acrylic on canvas
Cardiff's less well-known castle, the Norman motte-and-bailey inside the walls of the 19th-century fantasy battlements.
In preparation for a green-fingered painting I've been playing with greens, as well as the obligatory violet and purple. There's something very restrained about Hookers Green, a great colour for verdant shadows. Meanwhile the background colour was a warm cobalt blue.
My next-door neighbour used to look after Cardiff Castle's peacock population, so these birds were obligatory!