#65 ‘Rhododendron’ 6×6″

#65 ‘Rhododendron’ 6×6″

A tricky subject! Painting the flowers so they are defined but not overworked. Simplyfing the pink tones and shapes otherwise its confusing to the eye. I did paint in a blue background thinking it’s like the sky, but it looked dreadful! It’s now...
‘Bramshott Common’ Sketch

‘Bramshott Common’ Sketch

Having taught the oil painting course this morning I didn’t have enough ‘quality’ energy to do a painting this afternoon but wanted to get out as it was a lovely day. This view is just down the road from us (in Surrey.) I loved the sky and...
#64 ‘Sugar Pot’ 6×6″

#64 ‘Sugar Pot’ 6×6″

I’m happy with this little pot a lot of thought went into it.I rumaged in my husbands workshop for some wood for the pot to sit on. I winched my tripot holding my light box as high as I could, see pic below. The composition is eye level so there is very little...
#63 ‘Devils Punch Bowl, Sunrise’ 7.5×9″

#63 ‘Devils Punch Bowl, Sunrise’ 7.5×9″

I was up early at 5am to catch the sunrise over the Punch bowl. The sun is to the right out of the view but it lights up the sky in a rainbow of colours. I also like the misty land it looked very atmospheric. I used a bigger than usual board today to try and...
#62 ‘Black Down Sunset’ 6×8″

#62 ‘Black Down Sunset’ 6×8″

My painting trip last night was a learning curve… Even though I have pared down my equipment to the essentials it all still weights a tonne! I walked about 20 minutes from the car park to this view, but I stopped after 10 as I thought I’d found a...