New Landscapes 2018

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A collage of recent landscape work. Sizes vary from 10 x 10 inches to 24 x 24 inches.  I really enjoy the challenge of creating the various green shades.  When it cools off a bit I will get back out there and do more plein air work, until then I will stay cool painting landscapes in my studio 🙂

Trying out frames

These just came back from the framers. The painting size is 6 x 12 inches, framed size is 8.5 x 14.5 inches.
I have to get used to seeing my work framed, but I am coming around to it.

Painting process: Anemones, stripes

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Found some beautiful Anemones in town and started painting them as soon as I got home. I absolutely love anemones! Above is my set up and my sketch. The board size is 16 x 16 inches.
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Starting to work on the background with a brush. I am painting the background a green-grey.
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More progress on the underpainting.
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With the underpainting completed, I can move onto using thicker paint with my palette knife.
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Close-up of my progress with the palette knife
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Close-up of the detail on the vase.
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The painting is finished! I know I didn’t document every single step, but the actual painting time was about two days. No fruit in this one, I wanted the flowers to be the star of this piece.

Sun Room Gallery, Colchester

I’ve been painting up a storm lately and my small studio in my little cottage is bursting at the seams. My lovely In-laws let me hang my work in their sun room. If you wish to view these paintings in person, private viewings can be arranged by appointment. Located in Colchester.