Guess who has been to the Blackhall rocks again. This time I took a friend. It was nice to have a break to go over and see what she was up to, and it was a good reminder to drink tea. The palette I used is pictured below, but I am thinking of adding a […]
This was an old view from work. I smuggled my phone in just to take the photo. Done in pencil. Probably a good exercise for me as there was no colour so i got my tonal values. Boom boom.
Even though this isn’t a brilliant painting, it’s one of my favourites. It’s one were I finally started learning the value of values. 😉 I quickly painted this before scurrying back to the hall as the rain came, and then spent a rainy afternoon fixing the bright colours I’d put in on the hill.
Painted at the same time as the pink geraniums. I’ve even helpfully noted down my colour palette. I fell out with yellow ochre at a young age, and had a long relationship with raw sienna. Now I’m very happy with Micheal hardings transport french yellow ochre.
There used to be a county open art exhibition. I got two in, probably around 2014. Can you spot which two are mine? The exhibition was held in Shildon Railway museum.
I said I had a road phase, snapping photos when sat in the passenger seat. What I really like is bright colours, and green. Looking at all these old paintings I am wondering why it took so long to learn values….
This was from around 2014. A bit better than the older ones but still loads of room for improvement.
I have painted Horsley Hall before. This ones in watercolour, with some white gouache to touch up the snow. I really hope this is just a blurry photo…
Painted this one ages ago. Even sold it to the lady up the road. I painted it from life, but the plant only had one spray of flowers, so I kept turning it around. Cubism for beginners!
A friend of my mums is Norwegian, and lives in Canada. This is her old family home in Norway, that she often goes back to visit.