Acrylics, Malvern Hills, Vale of Evesham, Worcestershire

Acrylic landscape

Here is a view from Fish Hill, Worcestershire/Gloucestershire border above the village of Broadway and looking over the Vale of Evesham with Bredon Hill on the left and the Malvern Hills in the distance. It’s a view that I have lived for decades and I’m thrilled to have managed to capture it in paint. It’s painted on canvas board.

 

Advertisements
Standard
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.

Standard
art, Connemara, Exmoor, Ireland, Line and wash, Snow Exmoor, watercolours

Two watercolours

Here we have two recent watercolours painted with the great John Hoar. The west of Ireland (edge of the world) and a snowy North Devon. These were painted fast and free.

Standard
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.

Standard
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.

Standard
art, autumn, Line and wash, painting, watercolours, welsh border

Autumn Walk

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.

Standard
art, Clifton Suspension Bridge, Line and wash, painting, watercolours

Line and wash

Sometimes I like to use a bamboo and matchstick ‘pen’ with Indian ink to create a picture to be then painted with watercolour. A matchstick is much better than a commercially bought pen because if you sharpen it into a wedge you can get both fine and thick lines and you can add texture by shading.

Here’s a picture of Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol UK using this method.

Standard