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Showing posts with label Devizes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Devizes. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Straw bales over Little Cheverall

Catching the late summer sun ....

 an evening or two later.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Harvest Time, from Strawbery Hill


(Above) Just After Harvest
(Below) Early evening before Harvest
(below) Looking North Towards Devizes and Roundway Hills
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Friday, August 05, 2011

Top of Lavington Hill - in progress


Oil on canvas 20" x 16" Working on  a larger format, 'en plein air'.
The edge of Salisbury plain, looking West, with strange light/colour effects in the sky ..... There's  a also a compositional challenge here ... I wanted to convey something of the richness of a roadside verge, some sunlight  hitting  a patch of brambles etc.. Below shows the progression of the work.

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.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Twilight over Devizes

Twilight rain over Devizes, view from Roundway.A quick painting, it got too dark and cold for comfort.
10"x 14"


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Roundway Hills, Devizes

View of ROUNDWAY HILL
View of Roundway Hill above Devizes, Where the Battle of Roundway took place in the Civil War.
A very recognisable landmark from all directions. The wide open aspect of this hill and colour somehow remind me of Africa particularly when nearer to it. The clouds were changing light patterns  by the minute so it was a challenge to paint and set the light/shadow areas.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Roundway Hills, Devizes

View of Roundway Hill. Painted in about 15mins as rain was approaching. Got soaked just beforre reaching the car.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Farm at bromham wiltshire.
Oiil on panel 24cm x 30cm