Tuesday, 28 June 2016

A church on a hill, oil study on gessoed paper.

Whilst out on my rambles, I come across familiar sites and places. The church depicted is one such place that I have passed on numerous occasions. It's in a sleepy little village a few miles from my house. This particular day, the church was back lit against the sky and hills and I was interested in the profile the church made against the sky, thus transforming the ordinary familiar everyday scene, for me at least. Oil on gessoed paper 5x7 ins.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Orange and black with blue.

I love painting figures and this study is two women in contrasting colours that I saw on a recent trip to town. Oil on gessoed paper 7x5 ins. Impasto and brush work..

Saturday, 18 June 2016

River landscape, oil study on paper

River landscape study and sky reflections. Oil on gessoed watercolour paper. Palette knife impasto with some brush work.


Saturday, 11 June 2016

A farmhouse in shadow, in a summer landscape.

 I used gessoed heavy watercolour paper here as the substrate. When a watercolour does not work and is heading for the reject bin, I use the quality heavy paper, give it a couple of light coats of clear gesso and it's ready for use with acrylic or oil. This painting, oil on paper 7x10 ins, is a study of a field with the grass just been cut for silage and the farmhouse in shadow.

Thursday, 2 June 2016

White House

The weather has been wonderful, sun and great skies with majestic clouds,  so I seek out local landscapes that are beautifully lit. This lone house in the landscape, acrylic on gessoed watercolour paper 7x10 ins. I used a brush to block in the colours and shapes and then a palette knife to drag and create some texture.