Saturday, August 31, 2013

Clouds above Everleigh military base

Returning from Hungerford last Monday bank holiday, there were great cumulus clouds slowly billowing above. Recognizing a place where I'd painted before at Everleigh, I stopped and did these two.

Probably too much grass and not enough cloud, I need to practice more

Friday, August 23, 2013

Plein Air Painting days at Great Chalfield

I am planning a series of plein air paintng days with and aim to help people  who would like to try painting directly in the landscape.
It is a very challenging way of working, out in the elements,  but the results can be so rewarding bringing fresh surprises and paintings with a sense of fresh vigour, studies of landscape which one could hardly dream up in the studio. The resulting work also is great material for developing larger paintings in the studio.
At the moment the plan is to organize the days to record the changing seasons in the outlying farm estate surrounding the National trust property at Great Chalfield. Hopefully this may increase to monthly painting days (dates should soon be set), taking in other locations as well.
A PDF  copy of the flyer can be seen and  downloaded here . Click on Painting Late Summer Light


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Wheat Stacks (Stooks)


 Quick study of sheaves, stacked in groups of eight.
10" x 12" (oil on Panel)

Sunday, August 11, 2013

More Evening skies at Cheverell

As with last post, both of these were painted very speedily on the same evening.





(Oil on gesso ply  6" x 8" approx)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Evening Sky over Great Cheverell and Littleton panell

Both of these were painted very speedily on the same evening.


After the first drama I turned 90deg to my right to do the second as light faded


(Oil on gesso ply  6" x 8" approx)