Sunday, 24 June 2012

 Glasson Basin,  Sunshine
Oil on Board,  9"x12"
Painted on location.
A bit of a contrast with the earlier painting below from the same viewpoint.

Kendal parish Church, Rear Facade
Oil on Board. 12"x15"
Started on location then continued later. It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago and I finally decided to get myself a French easel so I can now paint much bigger boards outdoors. I've got to get used to covering a larger surface in the same amount of time.

This church has the distinction of being the widest parish church in England and dates from the thirteenth century, though it was built on the site of a much earlier church dating back to the eighth century.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Glasson Basin, Overcast
Oil on card,  6"x8"
On location last week. 
The weather has been awful this past fortnight or so. This view is looking across the water to the start of the Glasson spur, which links to the Lancaster canal at Galgate. It's a short walk to this location from home and I decided to have a try in between rain showers. It held off long enough to finish this on site. It was painted on a card I'd used previously and wiped off. You can still see some of that earlier painting which created a nice underpainting. 

Sunday, 10 June 2012

 Stone Footbridge near Underbarrow
Oil on card, 8"x10"
I did this one on location after work one evening a few weeks ago and never got round to uploading it. I was looking around for a good location and found this place by chance. It's along a footpath somewhere near Underbarrow and Brigsteer. The path crosses this stream via the very old footbridge which originally would not have had the handrail.
Thurnham Hall
Oil on card, 6"x8"
Done this afternoon on location.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Ashton Memorial, Williamson Park
Oil on card, 6"x8"
 I've been looking at the work of the English painter Peter Brown. He's an exceptional painter. He paints a lot of urban scenes and really enjoys the interactions he gets with people while he's painting. He says that the commonest remark people make to him is, "if I stand here long enough will you put me in it". I was there for a couple of hours yesterday and lots of people passed remarks or said hello. Then a young woman stopped for a chat and said..."if I stand here long enough will you put me in it".