'Old Harry Rocks'
Oil on paper mounted to card
Outer dimensions 7x5"
Image dimensions 6x4"
Available from New Blood Art gallery
Here's a little painting I made last year on the beach at Studland Bay, Dorest, looking towards the Old Harry Rocks.
I sat on the beach with my pochade box on my lap, as the late afternoon sun shone on the cliffs. I gave the painting a little glaze after it dried to enhance the feel of the evening glow. It got a little sandy as I was working on it but I like the little bit of texture it adds.
I love watching the light change on the chalk cliffs throughout the day - its so beautiful the way they reflect the colours of sea and sky.
I had such a lovely time making this painting, Studland Bay is an incredibly beautiful place and the weather was gorgeous, if a bit breezy - the painting got a little sandy as a result!
10x8 " oil on panel
This is a fun thing to do with a plein air landscape painting - try to line it up with the scene after you've finished! It creates an interesting illusion.
Here's a tiny snippet of me creating the painting - if you'd like me to make full videos demonstrating my plein air painting approach, let me know in the comments below, I'll see what I can do!
Oil on panel 4x6" (sold)
I painted this back in June, just as all the flowers were starting to come out on the allotment.
I felt the need to get on and paint them because time is so short and I never get to do all the paintings I'm hoping too in each season.
I stayed up late to paint this little study under the studio lights, and I'm glad I did as I still haven't got round to doing a larger painting containing these flowers.
The posy contains nasturtiums, roses, sweet peas, cornflowers, calendula and nigella.
I am a realist painter, working in oils, painting landscape and still life.
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