Now that summer is officially here I am hoping to spend more time painting ‘en plein air’ (out in the field). To get me in the mood here are a couple of paintings I made in early May using my small 6 x 8″ pochade painting box. Not only were the paintings made ‘in the field’, they WERE of a field….on a sunny morning…!
Summer – where was it? Fortunately I was able to catch some of the few warm days we experienced in what was a pretty poor summer. Fields that had been yellow with oil seed rape earlier in the year suddenly turned warm yellow in mid July.
A short trip to Chester and two weeks in the Scottsh Highlands provided some great sketching opportunities and I managed to take lots of photos. Here is a small water colour sketch made next to the beautiful River Feshie.
After a fairly quiet time of it in August I am now back to painting in earnest in preparation for a pop art show in October in support of MNDA. Watch this space for more details!