Works in Progress Paintings currently in the studio at in various stages of completion.
If it ain't broke... Oil Painting by Jon Wilhelm
Here is a good example of that old saying "If it ain't broke don't fix it...
I started this painting just after the success of "Galley Hill Storm" and was very happy with the initial working. But, as is so often the case, on my second day at the canvas I decided I wanted something more choppy.
I am not too happy with the results so far. I think the painting was best at stage 1. So this canvas has been moved into studio 2 for a while for a rethink.
More news soon!
From the left: Stage I. Things going nicely. Stage II. Out with
the palette knives and things take a downward turn.
Provence Sunflowers Oil Painting by Jon Wilhelm
This painting has been under development for the past three days in the studio... The foreground has undergone several changes but is now taking the path I originally had in mind. To follow the path of this painting see below.
First stage of Provence Sunflowers.
Stage two... looking more like a field of sunflowers!
Provence Lavender Oil Painting by Jon Wilhelm
This painting is loosely based on ideas made in my sketchbook while travelling in Provence this summer. I love the colours and textures in the painting so far but have put it aside for further experimentation while I worke on some larger pieces.
Perranporth Beach Oil Painting from sketch by Jon Wilhelm
Left: Palette knife Oil painting of Perranporth beach based on a gouache sketch done on location. Above: The original sketch in gouache...
Above: Later stages of the painting get closer to the original sketch
On a summer trip to Perranporth in North Cornwall I spent much of my time sketching the beaches and coastline. I always find the place really inspiring and I this trip was no exception.
I made several sketches using gouache and a large water soluble pencil. I experimented using a toned ground on the paper. One of the sketches stood out in the sketchbook. I loved the way the earth red ground came through the sky.
I have now started to work this up into an oil painting using a large palette knife to keep the loose feeling of the original sketch. I am currently working on this painting in the gallery so pop in and see the progress!
Hastings Pier - Winter Acrylic on canvas by Jon Wilhelm
This painting took a dramatic change after a walk to the studio past the pier one windy winter morning.
Taken by the incredible power and size of the waves I stood for over an hour watching the movement and committing it to memory. Imediately I was back in the studio the sea was added from that fresh memory straight to the canvas.
The picture has been untouched since then. After hanging around thge studio now for nearly two years I hope to soon put the finishing touches to the pier details which remain unfinished. Hope not to spoil the feeling though!
This painting is currently reserved.
Left: Original painting acrylic on canvas
Canvas size 30" x 24"