Autumn Light

Two views of the Cape on a gloriously sunny autumn day, that, apart from the colours of the landscape, could have easily been late April or early May.

October 20th 5.00pm, 2018. Plein air, oil on board apprx. 20x15cm


October 20th, 11am, 2018. Plein air, oil on board apprx. 20x15cm

Lights On, September 26th, 2018, 8.15pm

oil on board apprx. 20x15cm

A sketch begun on site and finished indoors using colour notes as a reference.  I’ve been thinking about buying some clip-on led reading lights, but so far all the ones I’ve seen are too cool in colour temperature, which will lead to the final painting being much too warm,  and while specialist led lighting with adjustable colour temperature is available it’s presently far too expensive for my purposes. A bit more research may come up with a compromise that is affordable and practical for outdoor painting at night.