En plein air: painting wallflowers

 

En plein air: Garden bouquet

My new French easel!

Trying out my new Fresh easel (oil on cradled panel, 16 x 16 inches)

Summer Exhibition coming soon!

The paintings shown above and several others will be shown during The Summer Exhibition at The Hunter Gallery in Bury St. Edmunds.
I will be stopping by the gallery on the opening day. I hope you are able to stop by and see all the beautiful work on show.
Dates: 19th of May- 2nd of July 2018

 

 

 

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!