Two oils of beautiful North Devon. The last of summer Croyde Bay and The River Lyd on Exmoor.
Two paintings, one oil and one watercolour. The oil is of Ladram Bay looking over to Sidmouth on the Jurassic coast in East Devon with its characteristic red sandstone cliffs. The watercolour is a quick and loose sketch of some orange roses in our garden.
I had a wonderful week staying in Croyde with my five gorgeous grandchildren. On the day that wasn’t sunny we all walked to Baggy Point. This is a view looking back towards Croyde from the coastal path leading to Baggy Point.
I’m loving experimenting with oils at the moment including attending a great workshop by Hester Berry, a brilliant North Devon artist.?
I have been attending several Hester Berry demonstrations online run by the Pheonix Studio in Oxfordshire. I love her work and both these paintings are inspired by Hester’s work. I am lucky to be attending a full day’s workshop with her, here in Topsham, next week.
I have been enjoying using Winsor and Newton water soluble oils. I will have to return to watercolour soon as I will forget how to paint in that medium!!
I have never painted in oils but my wife, Karen, bought me some water soluble oils for Christmas and I love them. Here’s my first effort. Lots to learn about how they work but excited about their potential.