MY PAINT GALLERY
Posting mainly 'PLEIN-AIR' PAINTINGS IN OIL
but maybe other images as well.
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Early Spring Morning, Pigs Lane, Little Horton
For once the sun stayed out more or less all of the time although there was a strong haze in the air and still quite cold. In front there was herd of cattle, a lot of mixed colours; Black, red-brown to tan, and patches of white. The were very well behaved and hardly moved at all, but gradually got closer to the gate. The pylons are typical of the area, marching all over the landscape to the north of Devizes; a nightmare for landscape photographers as they spoil the beautiful open views. The farmer came by and asked if he could look. . I was anticipating paintng the huge straw bale below the pylon, but suddenly a tractor came by and removed it, so I had to complete it by memory.
Technical note: I use driers in my painting medium and today the mix seemed a bit strong but they worked very efficiently.