En plein air: painting wallflowers

 

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!

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!

Private art lessons: Recent classes

This is a photo from a recent private art lesson which was given in my home studio. We worked on composition, colour mixing, palette knife techniques and how to paint water.
A photo from a recent private art lesson given in the client’s home in Essex. It was such a lovely day, so we painted outside. I gave a short painting demo and went through the materials. The lesson went over perspective, composition, toning the canvas, palette knife techniques and colour mixing.

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.