|Bright day Isle of Harris Hebrides Scotland 70 x70cm oil on canvas|
Thursday, 28 March 2013
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Thursday, 21 March 2013
|Redmonds Edge Pochade|
oil on board
This painting was ripped out of me. Cold with a very cold wind, had to stay near the car and get in to it to warm up now and then; but I loved this place to bits, you can't see it in the work but I'm painting in a small copse of beech with some oak, for shelter: looking over the moor to Redmonds. Around me the wind pushed and pulled and the crows vocal in their displeasure, Evocative atmosphere, loving my pochade but hating the cold had to work quickly first with a brush but it was to cold and soon started pushing and pulling congealing paint around with a small palate knife. Thinking as I painted Wendy asked me to bring in some more small works so this and the others are it, maybe not I like this one, its a poem.
Tuesday, 19 March 2013
|A path through autumn woods, Dovedale, Hartsop|
oil and acrylic on canvas 50 x50 cm
"In the blue of sleep a fire begins, mountains dreaming, lovers" Seedtime Jaccottet
Back in the studio for the day completed this work in oils, the blues and browns in Windsor artist quality gave me the mix of colour that I had been unable to achieve with the more limited acrylics, also the brush marks are more fluid and appear to me to be .less contrived.
Monday, 18 March 2013
|View to Cranberry Moss Lancashire , Oil on paper 28 x20 cm|
|View up Turton heights Lancashire, oil on paper 28 x20 cm|
A very cold day to be out, even in my Buffalo jacket it felt cold especially when the northerly wind blew and the snow showers squalled. I was glad that I didn't venture far from the road and the car which blasted out a nice warm wave of heat when I finally decided that it had snowed enough or I had, had enough