Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Lane to the shore, Arnside. 
Oil on gessoed card,  6"x8"
It was rather dull and drizzly yesterday evening when I painted this. I sheltered sitting in the back of the estate car with the door up. When I'd finished I was on my way in about five minutes. I usually have quite a long hike back to the car 

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Cottage in Tarnbrook
Oil on gessoed card,  6"x8"
Done last weekend immediately after the previous painting. 

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Lane into Tarnbrook
Oil on gessoed card,  6"x8"
Done on location last Sunday. I  worked on it a bit when I got home to correct one or two values. For example I had made the sunlit stone wall the same tone as the grassy area behind. I altered the values making the wall lighter and the grass darker. The elements then fell into place. 
The hillside behind is Tarnbrook Fell, historically the finest grouse moor in England.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Scots Pine in a Churchyard,
 near Kendal
Oil on gessoed card,  10"x8"
I had a couple of hours after work the other evening and found this fantastic location on the way home. The church of St Peter's near Endmoor is positioned on top of a small hill with fabulous views all around. The churchyard itself has been allowed to grow a bit wild to encourage flowers and insects. There are numerous mature trees including several superb Scots Pines which must be my favourite of all trees.