Guess where I’ve been on a Sunday? It was two weeks ago but I’ve been revising for an exam so painting sadly had to take a back seat. We perched on the cliff tops as we were both tired and couldn’t face the thought of hauling all our stuff up the cliff path. We pitched […]
I am determined to plan my paintings out more. No more trying to fix mistakes that I should have thought about earlier. It’s a work in progress, but it means I am carting a sketchbooks around with me. Currently top of the pile is this little Daler Rowney Ivory sketchbook with very thin paper. It […]
I’ve had a couple of snow days…. and spent them being sick. So now I’m using my time figuring out how to make the right kind of greys (that I didn’t need last Sunday….) A long time ago in CassArt, when you had to go down to London because they didn’t ship, I bought myself […]
I buddied up with Sue and went painting to the coast. It was a glorious day. Sunshine! Blue skies and seas and such a clear day the horizon line was such a bright blue instead of a haze. I started two paintings, but both weren’t finished as the light changed so much,with the sun going […]
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 […]
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!
Plein air painting, another old one! Oil on canvas board. This one was sold to a gentleman from down south who liked collecting paintings of local buildings. It’s from a farm in a local village whose goats tried to eat all our pack lunches and the chickens were pecking our paint. Outdoor painting hazards!
When we had the builders in, a few years ago, I painted in my bedroom, so I used acrylics. This is one of those paintings that just happened, a very rare occurrence.
Here’s a painting from July, 2015. A copse of trees huddling together in the sunrise painted with a limited palette.
I used the same method of painting, and the same colour palette but I painted this based off one of my photos, and made it my own. Looking at my current painting practises I’ve developed my colour/tonal skills more this this painting, but I still use a credit card if I find my rendering of […]