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Monday, 18 August 2014



I am spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful landscapes in this area. A focus point, no matter which direction one goes, is the Blackstairs range. This painting, is one of the very first I did of the area, even before I moved here. It must have been a sign. Anyway, it's oil on board, approx 11x18 ins. It's quite heavy in texture, as I was mostly painting using a palette knife at the time. Nowadays, I tend to use a combination of brush strokes and palette knife where necessary. In other words, I go at a painting using whatever method, to try to get the effect I want. If it does not work, then start over and try again. It's all part of the fun.