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 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.
Having done one I decided I should tackle the sea head on, and I was fascinated by the rocks that had slowly been appearing as the the sea retreated. I think this one needs a good shuffle about at home, and although that’s what I was seeing, I don’t think it needs those clouds at […]
I set off on my own, to get some painting in. My studio assistants were not amused, the walking boots going into the car meant they should be going. Again it rained the whole way there, but stopped as I was getting my kit out of the car, giving me a moving inspiration of cloudy […]
I’ve been booked to do a demonstration called ‘soggy seasscapes’ on acrylics seascapes. I haven’t painted a full painting in acrylics for over ten years, since my tutor at university got me to try oils properly. Relearning how to use them is a process. Things I’d forgotten (even though I make my students use them) […]