‘Canterbury’ is a new note card/art card available from my Etsy shop. The original was painted a couple of years ago and has always been a bit of a favourite. It began life as a digital background for a student project in 2011 (see below) and I liked it so much that I decided to paint it. And print it. And frame it.
The landscape is based on several different photographs rather than a single location but it is still a typical Canterbury scene, even if I did leave out the rivers, the houses, and the sheep.
Canterbury poster background – original digital illustration, 2011
Canterbury – acrylic on canvas, 405 x 305 mm, 2013
On the road again, WIP underpainting — acrylic on canvas
“The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you’re an artist.” David Hockney
I’m not sure I agree with Mr Hockney on this point but I do like the quote… and I did ‘cheat’ a little with this composition by removing the car in the background and changing the colours (see photographs below). I hope to have another WIP ready to show you later in the week.