|#15 'Spring Garden' oil on canvas 8 x 8"|
Thursday, 14 June 2018
Friday, 8 June 2018
|#14 The Eyebrook in Spring oil on canvas 8x8"|
I used burnt umber to mark out the initial shapes and to get the dark tonal values down. Then I mixed the main colours and got a bit of each in place so I could see how the colours would work together. I spent longer than I wanted to on the painting so next time I want to concentrate on working more quickly and not overworking areas.
Thursday, 7 June 2018
|#13 Slawston Hill from Welham oil on board 12x10"|
I haven't been very good at posting in the last month. I've got a bit to update so there will be a bit of a flurry of posts now.
It was a lovely sunny morning when I painted this view across the Welland Valley in Leicestershire. When I started the sky was completely clear but the clouds came over half way through which I was pleased about as I've been wanting to get more practice painting clouds 'en plein air'.
I set my easel on the side of a quiet single track road and I had quite a few cyclists and farmers stop to see what I was painting. It's lovely when people take a real interest and often they like to talk about their own experiences with painting which is nice.