Variations on a Theme dvd by Ken Howard
Ken Howard's painting is essentially about light. He believes that as a subject changes so much throughout the day, it is not possible to work on the same painting for much longer than an hour. In this film he paints in oils in London. He paints a series of boards as the light changes, firstly of Tower Bridge and then the Royal Exchange in the City. Selecting the paintings of the Royal Exchange, he then shows us his approach to preparing, squaring up and painting a large canvas, working from these smaller boards.