Saturday, June 29, 2019

Flowering rapeseed fields in Wiltshire

I enjoyed painting this on a glorious sunny morning in May, the huge fields of flowering rapeseed crop near Chirton and Marden in Wiltshire.  Trying to capture the sense of scudding clouds casting shadows on a breezy day.
I used 'artistic license to compress the landscape considerably and encompass the ploughed red earth area on the left.

(oil on gesso plywood panel 10" x 24") Unusually wide format

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Evening Hawthorne

The Hawthorne have been so splendid this year.  I managed to escape from the stained glass studio and find some time to paint a tree in a quiet rural cul-de-sac near the canal at All Cannings Village in the Vale of Pewsey, Wiltshire.  
It definitely  needs more may-blossom, shall try to  continue with it or start a larger study but this is the first spontaneous splash of paint

The medium is oil on primed board. Size 12" x 10"

Thursday, April 18, 2019

A quick watercolour sketch from a bird-hide on the Somerset Levels - that hill is Glastonbury Tor in the distance.