oil on primed card 5x4"
Making the most of the clear weather I got down to the river Thames today and produced this plein air study. I'd forgotten how hard it is trying to pin down values in changing light conditions. I love the challenge though- got to get out and do some more soon.
I painted this from the steps near Orleans Gardens, Twickenham, looking over to the Ham side of the river.
oil on primed card 3x4"
Another bright, clear winter's day - I managed to capture the poplar tree at a later stage of the morning than my last study- hoping to get out and do some real plein air painting soon..
4x3" oil on primed card
The light so was beautiful this morning that I had to try to capture it. This is a giant poplar tree which I can see from my studio window. It has light grey bark which reflects the colour of the light. I quite fancied doing a series of studies of the tree at different times today but of course life got in the way!
That is something I may well try in future though.
I love painting what I can see from my window - its like plein air painting but without half the hassle - a good way to practice capturing a quickly changing light effect without getting too chilly. Monet painted his Rouen Cathederal series in this manner.
I am a realist painter, working in oils, painting landscape and still life.