Sunday, November 01, 2020

Spring under lockdown, a totally new experience.

Painting the Hawthorne blossom along the escarpment road on Salisbury Plain

Last year the Hawthorn blossoms were exceptional. Every spring is so busy I am always rushing past them but  last year I vowed I'd take a week off to paint some. Little did I know what was around the corner with total lockdown when one couldn't do more than a short 1 hour exercise and not drive to any location. Still the lockdown came to an end before the blossoms had faded and I managed to  I managed to  do some, and and also painted in the garden.

Painted from Salisbury Plain, facing west, a view of Roundway hill, the scene of a civil wall battle, can be glimpsed  between the bushes. 

Facing North, over the vale of Pewsey

View from the Easel

Cow drinking in shade under s tree between Little and Great Cheverell

Cherry Blossom in the garden next door to mine

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Painting the Autumn Beech Trees, at Avebury Stone Circle, Wiltshire.

The four great Beech Trees at Avebury, also sometimes referred to as "Tolkien’s Trees”. There is a photograph of him sitting under them and he reputedly used to sit on the roots finding inspiration for his stories."

This was a week later Larger Format, many of the leaves had fallen

A windy day, painted atop the earthwork ridge looking North.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Vale of Pewsey

View from Etchilhampton hill into the Vale of Pewsey on a hot September day.

Oak tree in a quiet farm lane, trying to capture the dappled light and shade in the trees

Pembrokshire in August

PembrokshireWest Wales

Painted, late afternoon, whilst my family went for a walk within the span of about an hour. 
My plan is to return and do a series to capture the change of light and the weather, over a few hours.

Freshwater West

A view of Newgale Sands on a  cloudy afternoon.

The rocky beach at Freshwater West


CLOUDS on Salisbury Plain

Clouds can be a lovely subject but a challenge. because they change so quickly, second by second, so one has to work at lightning speed and somehow arrive at composition at the end.