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Thursday, 2 March 2017
Osbornes Old Leigh
Oil on board 12" x 16"
I very nearly finished this painting yesterday afternoon except for a couple of details like a bit of lettering on the sign that need tickling into shape. Last year I got into the habit of sketching before teaching my classes on a Wednesday morning. This year I thought I'd try and get into some early morning painting, It was raining to start with and the light was so flat though that I managed to carry on in the afternoon. I've fancied painting this view for a wile now. A couple of years ago I painted this one from the spot about where the bin lorry is but looking the other way and on a sunny day.
Friday, 17 February 2017
Oil on board 10" x 12"
Here's a couple more paintings from way back in October that I painted on my second day at Paint Out Norwich. I've got some of these up at the moment at Milly's Deli in Leigh Road. I started my second day with a stroll down the river Wensom and the intention of not taking on too much as I'd been a bit pushed to get my painting completed in the three hours allowed on the first day.
12" x 16" Oil on board
After completing my river picture I wondered on a bit further and came across Abbots Bridge which I'd spotted a couple of days before and thought would make a great subject. I loved the way the light was catching the bridge at the time and the different textures of the stonework. The painter on the bridge was Tanya Pawsey who painted a lovely view looking down the river.
River Wensom from a Canoe
10" x 12"
On the other side of Bishops Bridge was the Red Lion pub with pub and paddle canoes that Paint Out Norwich had organised for the event. I wondered over for a closer look decided to give it a go! I've never painted afloat before and the rather rough looking painting above was my effort for the afternoon. A great experience all the same but rather difficult to paint with the canoe drifting around! Here's my set up and a local on lookers.
8" x 8"
The day ended with a climb up to the castle were Jerome Hunt and I had a go at painting the sunset which we just about manged before the castle security started to lock up the gates.
Sunday, 12 February 2017
Elm Hill Oil on board 16" x 12" £225
I swap the work around on a fairly regular basis and this time I thought I'd show a few of my paintings from Paint Out Norwich for the next few weeks.
Paint Out Norwich is a plein air painting competition I took part in last October.
The rules were that we should paint for a maximum of 3 hours, work directly from the subject and not use photographs.
Elm Hill was painted on the first day of the competition and was a real struggle to get finished in the time. I defiantly took to much on with this one for the time I had!
Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Today's little painting outing took me to Thorpe Bay Beach. I was intending to just sketch out the main shapes ready for a sunrise visit another day but I rather liked what I saw and decided to crack on with the view anyway. It's painted in Acrylics as I wanted to get a bit of practice in ahead of a demo I've got coming up as I rarely use acrylics in my own work. I'll take a better photo another day and I think I will work a little more on the beach but as the light was fading it was time to stop.
Friday, 13 January 2017
Hadleigh Castle - Oil on board 10"x10"
I was so exited this morning as last night it snowed here in sunny Essex! I think the last time I can remember us having any proper snow was in 2013. It didn't stick around for long but thankfully co-incided with me having a painting morning. This was the second of my sketchy paintings. I've never seen Hadleigh Castle in the snow so I was keen to take a peak!