Devon, flowers, oils, watercolours

Two recent paintings

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.

Ladram Bay
Orange roses
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art, Connemara, Devon, Exmoor, flowers, Line and wash, watercolours

Recent watercolours

I needed to get back to painting watercolours. Here are two recent Spring flower paintings plus the Connemara coast and a view over the village of Chittlehampton in North Devon.

Spring flowers
Easter daffs
The coast of Connemara
Chittlehampton, North Devon
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art, flowers, Vale of Evesham, Worcestershire

Giving an impression

I suppose as I improve as a painter that I get better at giving an impression of a subject whether it be a landscape, towns spec or flowers. Here is a quick painting of some flowers, which I did as a demo recently. I wasn’t interested in botanical accuracy but rather I was interested in conveying the ‘bunchiness’ of flowers.

The second painting is looking down Priest Lane towards the Abbey in Pershore, Worcestershire. I chose Sepia to convey the tones which adds, I hope, to a believable composition.

Spring flowers
Pershore Abbey
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art, flowers, watercolours

More flowers

I’m off to Ireland next Sunday to paint landscapes – nowhere more beautiful for that- so I’m enjoying some studio time with flowers- anyone who likes John Hoar will recognise my attempts to paint flowers like him- as impressionistic and free. I am striving to achieve the ‘bunchiness’ of flowers rather than anything particularly accurate. The white flowers are daisies however !

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