Squinting at Everything

by inoils

I spent Friday and Saturday on an excellent 2 day life painting course run by Aldo Balding at his studio in Castlenaudary.

As well as being a wonderful painter, Aldo is a natural and inspiring teacher – and his advice and encouragement is behind much of my progress over the past few years.

In painting a different model from life each day Aldo reminded me of the importance of squinting to identify the tone (on a scale of 1 to 9) of the various shapes.

I feel that I must now look like I am doing a rather poor impersonation of Clint Eastwood as I walk around Revel squinting at everything!