Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Canal, Nocturne

8x6" acrylic on canvas board. $22. Available here

Look at that, a painting! I won't say my art block has lifted but I've got a couple little canvases I'm happy with. This is a scene of the canal in Yorkshire I've painted several times before- this is it at night, lit by the moon. I took a wander up late in the evening and it was very peaceful- I did a plein air study, realised it was getting dark, packed up and turned around to see this view. Luckily I took some photos so I could paint it later.

This piece is really about exploring the light and subtle colour of the scene, rather than capturing detail. There are some nice visible brushstrokes in the light areas, especially in the sky.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Freiston Shore Sky

6x8" acrylic on canvas board. $45. Available here

Here's another skyscape, a little brighter this time, and in acrylics. Looking over reclaimed land at Freiston Shore, Lincolnshire.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Yorkshire Storm

6x8" oil on canvas board. $45 Available here

More stormclouds in an attempt to break the painting block! Grey is such an interesting colour to paint, so many subtle hue shifts.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Shades of Pink

4x5" oil on canvas board. $30. Available here

I've been feeling a little burned out with my daily paintings recently- they just aren't coming out the way I want them to. So I've been taking a break to focus on other stuff. In the meantime, here's an older still life I never posted.

Hopefully I'll get back into the flow soon and have some new landscapes to post!