Two recent watercolours after a while painting in oils. A snowy Exmoor scene and a view of Derryinver in Connemara.
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!!
Here’s a￼ quickly painted snow scene inspired by my teacher John Hoar to wish all friends on here a very happy Christmas.
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.
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.
Three watercolours from another workshop with John Hoar. Here is a snowy scene and two west of Ireland paintings. The large white cottages are of the east end of Inishbofin island, County Galway. Can’t wait to be back there in May.
There are so many stunning locations for painting landscapes in the Dales. Here’s two paintings of the same location (near Thwaite in Swaledale ) in winter and autumn . Particularly interesting in this landscape are the stone barns in so many of the fields. Both are watercolours and painted as freely as I could. The greens ( by the way) are that bright in the sun. I got the very bright green by mixing Winsor Yellow with a touch of Winsor Blue (red shade).
We don’t get much snow down in Devon but sometimes on Dartmoor and Exmoor we get some. So here is a snowy farmstead on Exmoor. I’ve tried to give the impression of a morning scene after a heavy overnight fall. I hope the shadows and dramatic sky give the picture some believability! I enjoyed it anyway.