|The Vintage Fair at Firle Place, Sussex|
We did however spend a lovely day at the Vintage Fair that is held at Firle Place in East Sussex.
Firle place is a splendid house, nestled at the foot of the South Downs with stunning views over the Sussex Weald.
|Firle Place, East Sussex|
It was a very English "strawberries and cream" sort of day.
For several months now I have wanted to find a colourful ice cream van to paint and add to my Summertime collection, but the only one that I really liked was a van called Vintage Scoops
that I had seen in Lewes town a few times. Unfortunately it was parked in the shade which wasn't ideal as the colours didn't look their best. Imagine my delight when I spotted it at the fair!
I love the creative and fun thinking that they have put together and I'm going to love painting it even more.....
Work in progress.....
" Lollipops and Lace"
Acrylic on canvas 24"x 18"
It's taken a couple of days to get the composition sketched out as there will be quite a bit of detail involved. I need to build up areas of opaque colour first to give me a base to work on...
|Starting to paint the ice cream van|
|Starting to paint the inside of the van|
|Adding a bit more detail to the composition|
The van is beginning to shape up a bit more now and adding some of the shadows has given it more depth. I'm happy with it so far.
I have a busy Bank Holiday weekend ahead so I shall continue painting on Monday. :)
|Adding the shading to the painting starts to give it more depth|
|Good progress being made on the painting|