Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Sign Here Please



Today I was painting at Osmington. This is less than ten miles from where I live, and is not a very well-used beach in comparison with others in the area, like Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

This is more-or-less where John Constable painted Weymouth Bay, which hangs in the National Gallery in London.

I was working on the painting I started a few days ago, and which you can see in it's earlier stages here. By the end of the day I had finished the painting, and I'll post a photograph of it here in the next few days.

Over the years I've developed the bad habit of neglecting to sign my work. This is not done on principle, or for aesthetic reasons - but simply because I'm forgetful.

Today, as a way of amusing myself, I signed this Osmington painting well before it was even finished. I think subconsciously I was aware that the bottom right of the painting needed a mark to balance the picture out.

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