Mirror with Oak Beams and Reflections
I am becoming a Sunday painter. It's strange because I draw or paint every day, but on Sunday it is just for relaxation. I paint what I see before me. It's really enjoyable because you go into a kind of meditative zone where your only task is to copy what's right in front of you. What a pleasure - no thoughts, really, and something really pretty to show for it at the end.
This scene attracted me for the following reasons:
1. The wall was brighter in the reflection.
2. The beams were reflected but truncated.
The paper was nearly the same colour as the oak beams and gave me a chance to get the light play on the timber.
The paper gave me a chance to show how white things can be.