It’s been wet and miserable so no good for outdoor work . So here are a couple of flower paintings ; an attempt to brighten things up a bit!
Continuing my on and around Exmoor series of paintings; this is a view across the moorland between (and above) North Molton in Devon and Simonsbath in Somerset.
Beginning a series of paintings across and around Exmoor. Exmoor is an area of hilly moorland situated in West Somerset and north Devon . It is also the source of the River Exe, which gives it, and the city of Exeter, its name. Here are two hamlet/villages around the gateway to the moor; the little churchyard at George Nympton ( near the town of South Molton) and Bolham near the town of Tiverton.
Painting flowers in watercolour in a loose and free way is, I have found, incredibly difficult. Here are two efforts of Roses and blue flowers and some spring Daffodils and white lisianthus.
Two west of Ireland views. Paul Henry (1876-1958) painted hundreds of these type of subjects in oils. I’m using watercolour. John Hoar paints the most beautiful watercolours of the west of Ireland.
Inishbofin is a small island in the west of Ireland. You get a small ferry from the tiny port of Cleggan . I love it and here’s a painting overlooking the harbour where the ferry docks. If you get a chance to go- seize it!
Three watercolours from another workshop with John Hoar. Here is a snowy scene and two west of Ireland paintings. The large white cottages are of the east end of Inishbofin island, County Galway. Can’t wait to be back there in May.