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.
This is a watercolour of the farm where I stayed when painting in Norfolk last week; some lovely autumn skies.
There seems to be an autumnal theme in my current paintings. Maybe because we here in the UK have had a unusually warm and sunny summer, I’m driven to think of the beauty of the sudden cooler days and gradual changes of the leaves to vibrant russets, reds and oranges. Anyway, this scene is of the Welsh/Shropshire border near where my oldest and dear friend Mike lives. We went walking here in June.
I’m enjoying line and wash at the moment. I like doing scratchy trees so here’s a russet coloured autumn day of wind and showers. I do like the autumn.
Here are two quickly painted scenes- by quickly I mean as bold as I can, first wash quickly and confidently applied. Two very different days; a broody, cloudy, showery and windy day for the Windmill at Rye, East Sussex and a bright, clear day with the odd threat of a shower at St John’s Point, Donegal.,
Here’s a very quickly painted watercolour of sunshine and showers on Exmoor. Done in seven colours, Windsor blue, burnt sienna, raw sienna, burnt umber, alizarin crimson, Payne’s grey and light red .
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.