En plein air: Snape Maltings

Even though Saturday was gloomy, I headed out to paint at Snape Maltings. I am so glad I did, it was a great exercise in all weather painting. It was quite cold and miserable but the subtle greyed tones in the sky and muted variations in the marshland was fantastic to paint.
Work in progress, the underpainting
The finished piece. Not bad for painting in the drizzling rain!

En plein air: Still life painting outside

I took advantage of the intermittent sunshine and took my still life set-up outside. Above is the first one of the day. I used a bigger palette because the available space in my pochade box is very limited.
After an hour of cloudiness, the sun came back out and I painted a second one. I particularly like this one.
Here are all my recent fig paintings. The one at the bottom was done yesterday in my studio.

Plein air painting: Yellow fields

On Saturday I set out to do some plein air painting. I didn’t have a particular place in mind but I knew I didn’t want to go too far from home. After 2 hours searching for inspiration, I followed a footpath to a clearing and beautiful yellow fields (oilseed rape). It only took me an hour to paint and after all the walking I was too tired to do another. I really would like to spend up to 3hrs painting, so I will have a plan next time!

News: Work for sale

The above paintings are for sale on my website via Paypal. If you live within the UK you can just click the link in the description to purchase your favourite piece. P&P is only £5 within the UK and work will be shipped in 1-3 business days. If you live outside the UK please contact me directly for purchasing info.

Video: Rain clouds

My recent painting is of a moody sky, it took 25 min. to paint.  I am working on making bold marks and making all my marks “say something”.  This will help when I get back to painting outdoors.  Come on Spring!

Below this photo is a video showing my painting process. Enjoy!

Video tutorial with commentary!

I think I am getting the hang of making short videos (with the help of my knowledgable husband).  I added step by step commentary to my latest one.  Below is the finished piece, underneath the image is the video.  I really hope you enjoy it!

 

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