art, Connemara, Devon, Exe Estuary, Ireland, oil, painting, watercolours

Two recent paintings

Here’s a watercolour of the Connemara mountains and an oil of the calm early morning light you can sometimes see over the Exe Estuary in Devon where I live.

Connemara mountains
Early morning light, Exe Estuary
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art, Devon, Exe Estuary, oils, painting

Two more oils

I attended another brilliant Hester Berry workshop in Braunton (North Devon) recently where we painted a view of the Burrows. After being inspired by Hester I then painted a sunrise over the Exe Estuary in Topsham where I live (from one of many photos taken in the early morning . This one was from a photo taken last October).

Braunton Burrows
Sunrise over the Exe Estuary in Topsham
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art, Connemara, Ireland, painting, watercolours

West of Ireland watercolour

I’m looking forward to another trip to Connemara on the west coast of Ireland in October for five days painting. Here’s a typical scene in watercolour with some bamboo and matchstick pen thrown in! I only used four colours to paint this; Payne’s grey, raw sienna, burnt umber and Winsor blue (red shade).

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art, Devon, Exmoor, painting, Snow Exmoor, watercolours

Two snow paintings

Here are two watercolours of snow scenes; some old barns near Exmoor and George Nympton Church. The key is to make sure there are some strong darks to light up the snow. Both of these were painted as quickly and loosely as my level of ability allowed.

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art, Malvern Hills, painting, watercolours, Worcester Cathedral, Worcestershire

Two Worcestershire watercolours

Here are two watercolours of iconic Worcestershire views (I lived in Worcestershire for over 30 years and have family and friends there too). Here we have the Malvern Hills from the Cotswold outcrop of Bredon Hill along with a view of Worcester Cathedral across the River Severn.

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art, autumn, Brancaster Staithe, Burnham Overy Staithes, Line and wash, Norfolk, painting, watercolours

Painting in Norfolk

Famous the world over for its light and huge variety of painterly subjects, I’ve spent two days mainly plein air painting in North Norfolk with John Hoar around Brancaster Staithe and Burnham Overy Staithe. Here are the (mixed) results. It’s an inspiring place to paint.

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