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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The Arabian Knight

I should start by saying I’ve been under the weather since the weekend, coughing fits, breathless, dizzy… great fun really πŸ˜‰ anyway I couldn’t settle sitting doing nothing at all but wasn’t fit to do any real work :-/ so I decided to finish of my Arabian Knight painting – it obviously took me two hours to paint one rock as I either had to stop and cough up a lung or wait while my nose stopped running. Anyway, here’s the Arabian Knight – Mainly gouache on watercolour board with…

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Would you beleaf it?

Wandering round the garden this morning (after the fun job of cleaning out the chickens) and I started to pick up a few leaves. I wasn’t cleaning the garden or anything as radical as that, I was picking up any leaf that caught my eye. Returning to the house my intention was to take a few macro photographs of the leaves for a bit of fun πŸ˜‰ however when I lay them on the table I decided to photograph them as they were – As I was photographing them I…

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