Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Friday, 11 August 2017
Pines In New Forest Shade - acrylic painting
|Pines In New Forest Shade - acrylic painting|
A view of a pine forest is the subject of this painting, completed during June 2017. The forest is located within the New Forest, Hampshire, on the south coast of the UK. It is summer and the sunlight is unable to hit and illuminate the ferns on the forest floor, with just a few dabs of sun making it through in a few places. But it is cool with the tall pine trees giving shade from the heat of the day.
This pine forest view is painted in acrylics on mounting board, sized at 20” x 16”.
Wednesday, 9 August 2017
Needles From Hengistbury Head - oil painting
Hengistbury Head is featured in this painting done during May 2017. The location is on the 'spit' of land, near to the town of Christchurch in Dorset. In this coastal view we see the mixture of sand and tough grass that grows at such locations, with tyre tracks from bicycles snaking through the sand. In the distance and across Solent water are the 'needles' as featured on the coast of the Isle of Wight. It was painted and based on a photo taken on a sunny but cold December day.
The painting is done on stretched paper measuring 16” x 12” and is painted in oil paint.
Tuesday, 8 August 2017
New Forest horses with light and shade
|'New forest horses with light and shade' painting- wip stages|
In the first panel can be seen the drawing, done in brown acrylic paint on a brown base wash. The second panel now shows the under-painting applied, done again in acrylics. The colours are darker than intended to work well with the final paint application on top. Moving to the third panel, it can now be seen that some of the final paint application has been done in oils, mainly on the top part of the painting. Finally the last image shows the completed painting, all done in oils on mounting board, sized at 16" x 20".
The finished painting can be seen here.
Friday, 4 August 2017
Tuesday, 1 August 2017
New Forest Trees With Shadows - acrylic painting
The subject of this painting is a section of the New Forest, near to Ashurst and the main railway line between Bournemouth and Southampton. The tall fir trees make a dark scene with the summer light falling across the view, highlighting the trunks and picking out details of the surrounding trees.
It is painted in acrylics on stretched watercolour paper, measuring 16” x 12”. It took a few days to paint but actually took a few months to complete due to other projects, and was not completed until early May 2017.
Sunday, 30 July 2017
Beach Boat Under Cover - acrylic painting
|Beach boat under cover - acrylic painting|
This painting shows a scene at Hengistbury Head, near to Christchurch in Dorset, on the south coast of the UK. A boat, one of many at the location, is under cover and out of use on this hot summers day. The beach looks on to Christchurch bay, with the town on the other side. In the back ground of this painting can be seen Mudeford, a small town on the suburbs of Christchurch.
The painting is done in acrylics on stretched paper, to a size of 16” x 12” during mid March 2017, and can be seen here.