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Words from The Oracle - The phoenix can only fly when its feathers are grown

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Oil painting - David after Michelangelo

David after Michelangelo - Painting number 72
Daily Painting - Original Oil Painting on Canvas.
I'm back to painting sculptures again, this being a close up study of Michelangelo's David's face.
Tried something a little different for this one by applying the paint via pallet knife. I just couldn't accept the harsh strokes so went on to add finer details as usual, you can still see the thick paint clearly on the second photograph. 

Been taking lots of photos of the sky again too. 
I'm totally in love with the beautiful blues you see in Edinburgh's sky. The clouds are unbeatable and the sky's quickly changing nature makes me feel like I am looking at a different landscape every minute. There is a saying here "if you don't like the weather, just wait five minutes or move five miles"  which is utterly apt. Edinburgh weather in May is utterly changeable. You have to accept that the use of both sunglasses and an umbrella at the same time, is not an unusual look here. Layer up, layer down, layer up, layer down.
Today, so far, the weather is utterly gorgeous. It is really warm and there isn't a cloud in the sky.
Pure Blue !
Edinburgh Sky - Tuesday 7th May, morning.
Edinburgh Sky - Monday 6th May, morning.
Edinburgh Sky - Saturday 4th May, morning.
Edinburgh Sky - Friday 19th April, morning.
Edinburgh Sky - Tuesday 23rd April, afternoon.

The cherry blossom has started to bloom! The white and the pink are out and in just a couple more weeks and my favourite pink blush blooms will be out.
I'll make sure I take lots of photos for you to see.
Then it will only take a month and the air will be filled with falling blossom, and all will be gone.

Here are the pink and white.
The pink heather is beautiful at the moment too