Category Archives: January 2016

A breezy day

Dark clouds approaching.  Rutland Water. (12" x 9" acrylic on board)

Dark clouds approaching. Rutland Water. (12″ x 9″ acrylic on board)

The challenge in this image was to try to record the wind.  The clouds were scudding by and ominously dark rain clouds were approaching…..

Norfolk in Winter

Winter sunset, Holkham (12" x 10" acrylic on board)

Winter sunset, Holkham (12″ x 10″ acrylic on board)

Another Winter piece, this time recording the weak sun setting over a small lake at Holkham.  I think the image has a rather peaceful quality. In reality Just beyond the lake the geese were settling down to roost and were making a right old racket!

A splash of colour

To chase away the January blues I thought I would share a bit of colour.  A couple of oranges  led to three small paintings …and a juicy snack!

Winter light

Light at the end of the path (6" x 8" acrylic on board)

Light at the end of the path (6″ x 8″ acrylic on board)

Happy New Year!

It has been cloudy and wet here so far this Winter and sunshine has been in short supply.  However when the sun comes out the light can be pretty special, especially with the sun so low in the sky.  I have seen some fantastic sunrises and sunsets in recent weeks, some of which I hope to include in future paintings.

To kick off 2016 here’s a small painting recording that low light early in the morning and the dazzling effect of walking towards the sun.  I had no sketch book with me at the time (I was doing the school run!) but managed to take a number of photos on my my mobile phone.