Windows 21…

This month’s theme over on John Howe’s website is ‘A Room with a View’… After all the many months of confinement, semi-confinement and other lockdowns, have you ever found yourself staring out the window and imagining a different vista? (Not that there is necessarily wrong with that familiar view, mind you, but a little variety would be nice.) So, this is your chance. Imagine where you are, imagine a window, then imagine the view. Perhaps it’s a view on the past, or the future, or another world… You’ll see… For…

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Looking Down

I thought I’d paint another landscape as it’s been a while since I’ve worked on one, so I decided on the view looking down over Buttermere and Crummock. The intention when I started was to block a few areas in with acrylic to get the feel of the piece then finish it in oils, in the end I used acrylics for the entire painting as it was ‘working’ at the time. As with the majority of paintings I’ve completed for the last few years has soon as I signed it…

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