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.

Saturday, March 05, 2011


Wiltshire Landscapes Plein Air Paintings in Oil By Andrew Taylor

5 Mar 2011  to  13 Mar 2011, 10:00 – 17:00
The gallery is open on:
Friday 4th March 12 noon - 5pm
Saturday 5th March 10am - 5pm
Sunday 6th March 10am - 5pm

Friday 11th March 12 noon - 5pm
Saturday 12th March 10am - 5pm (Andrew will be at the gallery 2.00 to 5.00)
Sunday 13th March 10am - 5pm
Oil Painting: 'Erlestoke Woods' by Andrew Taylor.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Evening view towards Penarth Headland over Cardiff Bay waters.

Another good day with the UK Pochade Society. After paintng in the town all day we went to see the water at Cardiff Bay and decided to have one last paint.  The beautiful golden pink under glow of the clouds quickly  faded as the sun sank away and as we started work - but pressing on painted this at hi-speed in about 15-20 mins, then any useful light faded and I then couldn't see the palette any more. I really do need to get a head lamp.