Tag Archives: spring

The Blue Ditch

The Blue Ditch (8″ x 10″ oil on canvas board)

On a walk several weeks ago I noticed that the water in a shallow ditch running alongside the path  was reflecting the most wonderful blue from the sky.  I couldn’t resist recording it in paint.

Advertisements

Still feeling blue

…..bluebells this time!

The bluebells seemed to be fantastic this year and a few weeks ago I took sketchbook and camera out with me to record them before they disappeared.  I actually created these two oil paintings shortly afterwards but it has taken me a little time to post them here.  Hope you like them! Available to buy here  http://sarahjenningsartist.com/gallery_698663.html

 

Allotment Blues

Allotment Blues (30cm x 30cm acrylic on board)

This is the second of my allotment pieces.  The combination of the blue shed and pots and the vivid spring green grass was something I knew immediately that I wanted to paint. Lots of fun!  Available to buy here  http://sarahjenningsartist.com/gallery_698663.html

I’ve lots more recent paintings to share that I have not yet found time to put here so expect a flurry of posts over the course of the next few days.

Sunshine and showers – good for the flowers…

and good for vegetable growing too, no doubt.

A Place to Sit (30cm x 30cm acrylic on board)

A few weeks ago I started visiting local allotments with the idea of painting the growing season and general allotment life.  All I managed at the time was to make a few sketches and take a few photos.  This is the first of two paintings based on the sketches.  I was attracted by the empty chair and wondered how many times it had been wearily sat upon for that well-earned mug of tea.  I plan to go back with my paints next time and know that given the recent weather the scene will have completely transformed!

Available to buy here http://www.sarahjenningsartist.com/gallery_698663.html#!

 

More Yorkshire Dales!

Here are a couple more pieces inspired by my trip to the Yorkshire Dales.  Variations on a theme but both in mixed media this time (a mix of oil pastel, watercolour, acrylics and acrylic inks).  I loved the dry stone walls and had fun trying to create an impression of these.

Mistletoe-laden trees

Mistletoe-laden trees and sunlit arch, Burghley (February) (10″ x 10″ oil on board)

Another Burghley piece … and more trees!  Many of the large trees in Burghley park have mistletoe and this is all the more obvious in Winter/early Spring before the trees come into leaf.  The shapes are fantastic and rather surreal.  The early Spring light is pretty special too. A joy to paint!

Bluebells

Walking through bluebells (30cm x 30 cm mixed media on paper)

Walking through bluebells (30cm x 30 cm mixed media on paper)

As the weather has been so unpredictable I have been doing some studio painting, catching up on the reference material I gathered earlier in the year.  We had a fabulous showing of bluebells in Barnsdale Woods this Spring.  Lots of people were taking photos.  This is my version using mixed media and lots of splattering!