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.
Another day, another ditch… (sorry!)
A small oil study from sketches made on a walk around The Meadows in Chester a few weeks ago. The gorse bushes were glowing in the sun and with the warmth came the coconut smell of the gorse flowers. Lovely!
Another daily painting inspired by the beautiful Loch an Eilein. This was a view I spotted when walking around the Loch last year. I was struck by the pale green vegetation in the water at the far end of the pool. It just shone out on what was a pretty overcast damp day.
I have had fun working on a series of mixed media paintings based in Wicken Fen, a National Trust nature reserve situated in Cambridgeshire.
The reserve consists of reed beds, boardwalks and a river, not forgetting the iconic Wind Pump, which appears here in the first of my three paintings. I visited on a clear blue sky day in mid March.
The early May Bank Holiday weekend regularly features a family trip to North Norfolk and this year was no exception. The warm and sunny weather of recent days broke – typical Bank Holiday! However the sunshine and showers created wonderful light and fantastic cloud formations. The reed beds at Titchwell RSPB reserve positively glowed!