Saturday, December 19, 2020

Peter Brown Paints a Street Scene



 Urban plein-air painter Pete "The Street" Brown shares his thoughts as he paints a London cityscape.

He talks about the difficulty of choosing a motif and his ideas about "mapping out" the shapes with a brush on a piece of toned MDF board or canvas.

The video shows how he builds up the image with blocks of tone rather than with lines defining boundaries.

MDF Board, (11 x 14 in,)

9 comments:

Susan Krzywicki said...

Clear and enlightening.

azcrazy (Susan Maxwell Bjerke) said...

I love his work..thanks for sharing this!

Stephen and Nyree said...

I love the dot and dash start of the work. Not outlined, but quick marks eating adjusted. You have shown this several times and it seems a better way to push for accuracy than my usual method.

Mitch M. said...

'knowing that you'll always have problems and never get the perfect painting",
that's a great reminder to not feel pressure when things aren't going the way you want.

Gary Alexander said...

Thanks for another great link. I don't know if that's a mis-hearing or typo but I think that should be MDF (Medium-Density Fibreboard).

James Gurney said...

Thanks, Gary. I fixed it and added a link.

e said...

Peter Brown, one of my fav plein air peoples along with Mr JG of course. thanks

e said...

Peter Brown, one of my fav plein air peoples along with Mr JG of course. Thanks

Unknown said...

The MDF in your Amazon link is far coarser than the type sold in the UK (where Pete and I live)