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!
This is the first in a small series of mixed media paintings I am making of my local river. Sunny days have been few and far between recently but I did manage to catch the sun a week or so ago and was struck by how the lichens on the riverside trees seemed to glow. The river was high after a lot of rainfall and some small branches and pretty large twigs had washed downstream. I was also treated to the sight and sound of a small flock of long tailed tits – always a bonus!
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!
A fun experiment using cool and warm colours. I can’t say I’ve used a combination of peach and mint green in the same painting before but I rather like it!
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.