Apparently more snow is forecast for the weekend. Appropriate then for me to share the first of a couple of allotment paintings I made of the snow we had a few weeks ago. Lots of colourful greys to mix in this image of some wobbly compost heaps and lovely blue water butts!
As you might have guessed from the not so adventurous title, this is the second of my ‘black is the new colour’ series. Yes, I know it looks quite a lot like ‘Winter. Tree Reflections 1’ but there are some subtle differences. I worked on the two at the same time and it’s always interesting when I do this how one influences the other. I’m loving the inks!
The next in my series of river paintings is the first of two. I splashed out the other day (excuse the pun!) and bought some black acrylic ink and then had a Johnny Nice Painter* moment and went completely crazy with it. Lots of fun!
I worked up this painting from a small sketch I made a few weeks ago in the grounds of Burghley House. The low sun that morning meant there were some fantastic shadow shapes!
I’ve been compensating for the recent dull weather by playing around with colour and texture. This is my interpretation of the low warm light I found on a visit to the Fens in late December.
Back to it after a week off – and back to the allotment. I saw this on a sunny morning a few weeks ago and loved both the apple tree and the oil drum!
A second painting inspired by my summer walk – looking uphill towards a shady tree on the horizon. I worked on mount board which I pre-tinted purple, the complementary colour of the warm yellow of the corn. Lots of fun with the mark making!