New work: Acrylic florals

Sometimes I need a break from the usual, so I had some fun with acrylic paint.  I worked on 8 x 8 inch gessoed wood panels and used a structure gel with a palette knife to add texture.  These are all available and are priced at £250 each.  Click here to see individual images.

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 🙂

New work: Green bouquet

 

 

 

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!